Pronunciation: (kä'bu, kä'u-bu), [key]
1. a small, cubical building in the courtyard of the Great Mosque at Mecca containing a sacred black stone: regarded by Muslims as the House of God and the objective of their pilgrimages.
2. one of several replicas of this building, sacred to pre-Islamic Arabs. Also,Ka'عbah,Kaعa'bah.
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