Definition of malacca in English:

malacca

Syllabification: ma·lac·ca
Pronunciation: /məˈlakə
 
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noun

  • 1Brown cane that is widely used for walking sticks and umbrella handles.
    • The cane is obtained from the stem of a Malaysian climbing palm (Calamus scipionum, family Palmae)
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    • Top hats and black malacca canes are the visual signature of a show that combines cartoon posturing and a commitment to articulating the text.
    • There I found gula malacca (palm sugar), the package bearing its Malay name, something which I thought would have been impossible to find here.
    • In this way blows can be made so formidable that with an ordinary malacca cane it is possible to sever a man's jugular vein through the collar of his overcoat.
  • 1.1A walking stick of malacca cane.

Origin

mid 19th century: from the place name Malacca.

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