The Muslim shrine of Kaaba.
the sacred Muslim shrine at Mecca, toward which believers turn when praying: it contains a black stone venerated as holy
Origin of KaabaArabic kaʿba, literally , square building ; from kaʿb, a cube
A Muslim shrine in Mecca toward which the faithful turn to pray.
Origin of KaabaArabic ka‘ba, cube, cubic structure, from ka‘aba, to swell, be full (said of breasts); see k&ayin;b in Semitic roots.