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mec·ca  audio  (mk) KEY 

NOUN:
    1. A place that is regarded as the center of an activity or interest.
    2. A goal to which adherents of a religious faith or practice fervently aspire.
  1. A place visited by many people: a mecca for tourists.

ETYMOLOGY:
After Mecca ( from its being a place of pilgrimage)


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