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Chen·nai(chə-nī′) Formerly Ma·dras (mə-drăs′, -dräs′)
A city of southeast India on the Coromandel Coast of the Bay of Bengal. Founded in 1639 as Fort St. George by the British East India Company, Chennai was held by the French from 1746 to 1749. Now the capital of the state of Tamil Nadu, it is a major industrial, commercial, and cultural center.
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(Placename) a port in SE India, capital of Tamil Nadu, on the Bay of Bengal: founded in 1639 by the English East India Company as Fort St George; traditional burial place of St Thomas; university (1857). Pop: 4 216 268 (2001). Former name: Madras
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|Noun||1.||Chennai - a city in Tamil Nadu on the Bay of Bengal; formerly Madras|
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