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 (kăn-ko͞on′, käng-)
A city of southeast Mexico on the northeast tip of the Yucatán Peninsula. The barrier island just southeast of the city is a popular Caribbean resort.


(Placename) a coastal resort in SE Mexico on the Yucatán Peninsula. Pop: 457 000 (2004 est)


(kænˈkun, kɑŋˈkun)

an island off NE Quintana Roo state, on the Yucatán Peninsula, in SE Mexico: beach resort.
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Noun1.Cancun - a popular island resort off the northeastern tip of the Yucatan peninsula
Quintana Roo - a Mexican state on the eastern side of the Yucatan Peninsula
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