from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- A region of northwest Saudi Arabia on the Gulf of Aqaba and the Red Sea. It includes the holy cities of Mecca and Medina.
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- proper n. The mountainous area of northwest Saudi Arabia which gave rise to early Islam and which contains the sites of many holy places.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. a coastal region of the western Arabian Peninsula bordering on the Red Sea; includes both Mecca and Medina; formerly an independent kingdom until it united with Nejd to form the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia
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