Meknes

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Mek·nes

 (mĕk-nĕs′)
A city of northern Morocco west-southwest of Fez. A capital of Moroccan sultans after c. 1672, it was once known as "the Versailles of Morocco" for its palatial buildings and splendid gardens.

Meknès

(mɛkˈnɛs)
n
(Placename) a city in N central Morocco, in the Middle Atlas Mountains: noted for the making of carpets. Pop: 234 000 (2003)

Mek•nès

(mɛkˈnɛs)

n.
a city in N Morocco: former capital of Morocco. 530,171.
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Thus Colonel Kirke described Mequinez (Meknes) as 'extremely delightful, the walks being adorned with rows of orange trees that grew through a pleasant and glittering pavement of painted tiles' (Routh 1905: 73).