Definition of


  1. (noun, plant) stem of the rattan palm used for making canes and umbrella handles
  2. (noun, artifact) a cane made from the stem of a rattan palm

via WordNet, Princeton University

Synonyms of Malacca

malacca cane

Alternate forms of Malacca

Hypernyms: cane

Note: If you're looking to improve your vocabulary right now, we highly recommend Ultimate Vocabulary Software.

Word of the Moment

Council of Trent

a council of the Roman Catholic Church convened in Trento in three sessions between 1545 and 1563 to examine and condemn the teachings of Martin Luther and other Protestant reformers; redefined the Roman Catholic doctrine and abolished various ecclesiastical abuses and strengthened the papacy