Definition of Malacca

1. Noun. Stem of the rattan palm used for making canes and umbrella handles.

Generic synonyms: Cane
Group relationships: Calamus Rotang, Rattan, Rattan Palm

2. Noun. A cane made from the stem of a rattan palm.
Exact synonyms: Malacca Cane
Generic synonyms: Cane

Definition of Malacca

1. n. A town and district upon the seacoast of the Malay Peninsula.

Definition of Malacca

1. Proper noun. State in western Malaysia. ¹

2. Proper noun. Capital of Malacca state. ¹

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Definition of Malacca

1. the cane of an Asian rattan palm [n -S]

Medical Definition of Malacca

1. A town and district upon the seacoast of the Malay Peninsula. Malacca cane, a cane obtained from a species of palm of the genus Calamus (C. Scipionum), and of a brown colour, often mottled. The plant is a native of Cochin China, Sumatra, and Malays. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Malacca

mal de la rosa
mal de los pintos
mal de mer
mal perforant
mal rosso
mala fide
malabsorption syndrome
malabsorption syndromes
malacca (current term)
malacca cane
malachite green

Literary usage of Malacca

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Merchants' Magazine and Commercial Review by William B. Dana (1847)
"THE British possessions in the Straits of malacca are composed of three settlements, viz.: Poolo Penang, or Prince of Wales Island, embracing the province ..."

2. A Descriptive Dictionary of the Indian Islands & Adjacent Countries by John Crawfurd (1856)
"On one point, all parties seem to agree, that not only the founders of malacca, but even of Singapore, were Javanese and not Malays, for even the Malayan ..."

3. The Book of Ser Marco Polo, the Venetian: Concerning the Kingdoms and by Marco Polo, Henry Yule, Henri Cordier (1903)
"This informs us that malacca first acknowledged itself as tributary to the ... And in 1414 the Queen-Mother of malacca came to court, bringing her son's ..."

4. British Malaya: An Account of the Origin and Progress of British Influence by Frank Athelstane Swettenham (1907)
"From about 1779 till 1795 (when malacca was taken by the British) the trade of the place revived ; but the occupation of Pinang by the East India Company ..."

5. Chambers's Encyclopaedia: A Dictionary of Universal Knowledge (1901)
"malacca, a British settlement, forming administratively part of the Straits Settlements, ... malacca was taken by the Portuguese under Albuquerque in 1511, ..."

6. International Law Documents by Naval War College (U.S.) (1908)
"Case of the malacca.—Professor Lawrence sets forth the case of the malacca, which involved the change of flag before adjudication by a ..."

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