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Definition of "medina" [medina]

  • The old section of an Arab city in North Africa. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "medina" in a sentence
  • "It also provided a fine view of the medina from the rooftop, where you felt a bit like a bee in a large honeycomb."
  • "The city was a lot larger than we expected and had the old quarter near the port which was commonly called medina in Arabic and a newer modern part of town."
  • "This system brings Tetouan's underground streams to the city's historic nucleus (known as the medina) via a gravity-driven network of interlocking clay pipes."