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My Lai(mē′ lī′)
A village of southern Vietnam where more than 300 unarmed civilians, including women and children, were massacred by US troops (March 1968) during the Vietnam War.
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My Lai(ˈmaɪ ˈlaɪ; ˈmiː)
(Placename) a village in S Vietnam where in 1968 US troops massacred over 400 civilians
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