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 (mə-lăk′ə, -lä′kə)
The stem of a rattan palm, formerly used for making canes and umbrella handles.

[After Malacca (now Melaka), a town of western Malaysia.]


(məˈlækə) or

malacca cane

1. (Plants) the stem of the rattan palm
2. (Clothing & Fashion) a walking stick made from this stem


(məˈlækə) or


(Placename) a state of SW Peninsular Malaysia: rubber plantations. Capital: Malacca. Pop: 635 791 (2000). Area: 1683 sq km (650 sq miles)


(məˈlæk ə, -ˈlɑ kə)

1. a state in Malaysia, on the SW Malay Peninsula. 504,502; 640 sq. mi. (1658 sq. km).
2. the capital of this state. 295,999.
3. Strait of, a strait between Sumatra and the Malay Peninsula.
Also, Melaka (for defs. 1,2).
Ma•lac′can, adj., n.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.Malacca - stem of the rattan palm used for making canes and umbrella handlesmalacca - stem of the rattan palm used for making canes and umbrella handles
cane - a strong slender often flexible stem as of bamboos, reeds, rattans, or sugar cane
Calamus rotang, rattan, rattan palm - climbing palm of Sri Lanka and southern India remarkable for the great length of the stems which are used for malacca canes
2.malacca - a cane made from the stem of a rattan palm
cane - a stick that people can lean on to help them walk
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