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noun Islam.
  1. the sacred well located near the Kaʿba at Mecca.
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  • And after the lapse of a cycle of years, they returned again and sat by the well Zemzem.

    Heroines of the Crusades

    C. A. Bloss

  • Before leaving the city the pilgrim drinks water from the holy well, Zemzem.

  • There is also within the enclosure a building containing the holy well, Zemzem, the only well in Mecca.