Pronunciation: (mek'u), [key]
1. Also,Makkah,Mekka.a city in and the capital of Hejaz, in W Saudi Arabia: birthplace of Muhammad; spiritual center of Islam. 366,801.
2. (often l.c.) any place that many people visit or hope to visit: The president's birthplace is a mecca for his admirers.
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