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[roh-kuh; Portuguese raw-kuh]
  1. Cape, a cape in W Portugal, near Lisbon: the western extremity of continental Europe.
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Historical Examples of roca

  • Far inland, also on the Rio Negro, is Roca, a small military post.


    W. A. Hirst

  • At last, in 1878, General Roca abandoned the classical methods of fighting the Indians, and took the offensive.

  • Internal peace has not been menaced during General Roca's term.

  • At such a distance he could not miss; and I saw nothing for it but to go on meekly before him to the Roca Blanca—and my fate.

    Under the Red Robe

    Stanley Weyman

  • At first it was hoped that the influence of General Roca would serve to check any serious extravagance on the part of Celman.

British Dictionary definitions for roca


  1. Cape Roca a cape in SW central Portugal, near Lisbon: the westernmost point of continental Europe
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