Definition of Mashhad in English:

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Pronunciation: /maʃˈhad/
(also Meshed)
A city in NE Iran, close to the border with Turkmenistan; population 2,427,316 (2006). The burial place in ad 809 of the Abbasid caliph Harun ar-Rashid and in 818 of the Shiite leader Ali ar-Rida, it is a holy city of the Shiite Muslims. It is the second largest city in Iran.

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