- state of Malaysia in W Peninsular Malaysia, on the Strait of Malacca: 637 sq mi (1,650 sq km)
- seaport in this state: its capital
- strait between Sumatra & the Malay Peninsula: c. 500 mi (805 km) long
The stem of a rattan palm, formerly used for making canes and umbrella handles.
Origin of malaccaAfter Malacca (now Melaka), a town of western Malaysia
- State in western Malaysia.
- Capital of Malacca state.
From Malay Melaka, probably after melaka, a kind of tree that grows in the region.