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

  • The capital and largest city of Cambodia, in the southwest part of the country on the Mekong River. Founded in the 14th century, it became the capital of the Khmer after c. 1432 and the capital of Cambodia in 1867. Population: 1,570,000.

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  • proper n. The capital city of Cambodia.

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

  • n. the capital and largest city of Kampuchea


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  • Lives with a cousin’s family in Frogtown, works at their restaurant—a Cambodian place called Phnom Penh up on University.


  • Experts from the Australian Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade (DFAT), the Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW) and Japan are travelling to Phnom Penh to participate in the Workshop (13-15 December) which aims to raise awareness in Cambodia about the requirements and prohibitions of the CWC.

    Australia and Cambodia Work to Prohibit and Prevent Chemical Weapons Activities

  • I welcome this morning's arrest by Cambodian police authorities in Phnom Penh of Nuon Paet, the alleged killer of Davis Wilson and his French and British companions.

    Arrest of Nuon Paet

  • A few minutes before eight, the lights began to blink off inside the Phnom Penh restaurant on University Avenue.



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