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Mecca

noun uk   /ˈmek.ə/ us  
the holy city of Islam in Saudi Arabia [C usually singular] a place to which many people are attracted: His Indiana bookstore became a Mecca for writers and artists. The plans would transform the park into a tourist Mecca.
Translations of “Mecca”
in Chinese (Traditional) 勝地,令人嚮往的地方…
in Russian мекка, место паломничества…
in Turkish herkesin gidip görmek istediği yer/mekan…
in Chinese (Simplified) 胜地,令人向往的地方…
in Polish mekka…
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