Malacca meaning

mə-lăkə, -läkə
The stem of a rattan palm, formerly used for making canes and umbrella handles.
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(place) State of Malaysia in W Peninsular Malaysia, on the Strait of Malacca: 637 sq mi (1,650 sq km)
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(place) Seaport in this state: its capital.
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(place) Strait between Sumatra & the Malay Peninsula: c. 500 mi (805 km) long.
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State in western Malaysia.
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Capital of Malacca state.
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Origin of malacca

  • After Malacca (now Melaka), a town of western Malaysia

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From Malay Melaka, probably after melaka, a kind of tree that grows in the region.

    From Wiktionary