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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.
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
1. a native or inhabitant of Monaco.adj.
2. of or pertaining to Monaco or its inhabitants.
[1880–85; < French monégasque < Occitan mounegasc, derivative of Mounegue Monaco]
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|Noun||1.||Monacan - a native or inhabitant of Monaco |
European - a native or inhabitant of Europe
|Adj.||1.||Monacan - of or relating to or characteristic of Monaco or its people|