from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • The largest city of Sudan, in the northeast-central part on the White Nile opposite Khartoum. Anglo-Egyptian troops defeated Mahdi forces near here on September 2, 1898. It is the largest city in the country. Population: 2,810,000.

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  • proper n. The largest city in Sudan. Part of the capital, Khartoum.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • proper n. A battle (1898) in which an Anglo-Egyptian army under Lord Kitchener defeated the Sudanese.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. a city of Sudan; located in the central Sudan on the White Nile opposite Khartoum
  • n. a battle (1898) in which an English and Egyptian army under Kitchener defeated the Sudanese


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