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 (mŏn′ə-kō′, mə-nä′kō)
A principality on the Mediterranean Sea consisting of an enclave in southeast France. Probably settled by Phoenicians, it has been ruled by the Grimaldi family since the 1200s. At various times Monaco was under the protection of Spain, Sardinia, and France but regained its sovereignty in 1861. The village of Monaco, or Monaco-Ville, is the capital.

Mon′a·can adj. & n.


(ˈmɒnəkən; məˈnɑː-)
1. (Placename) of or relating to Monaco or its inhabitants
2. (Peoples) of or relating to Monaco or its inhabitants
(Peoples) a native or inhabitant of Monaco


(ˌmɒn ɪˈgæsk)

1. a native or inhabitant of Monaco.
2. of or pertaining to Monaco or its inhabitants.
[1880–85; < French monégasque < Occitan mounegasc, derivative of Mounegue Monaco]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.Monacan - a native or inhabitant of MonacoMonacan - a native or inhabitant of Monaco  
Monaco, Principality of Monaco - a constitutional monarchy in a tiny enclave on the French Riviera
European - a native or inhabitant of Europe
Adj.1.Monacan - of or relating to or characteristic of Monaco or its peopleMonacan - of or relating to or characteristic of Monaco or its people
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