from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • A city of northwest Colombia northwest of Bogotá. A commercial center in a coffee-growing and mining region, Medellín became known in the late 1900s as a center of drug trafficking.

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  • proper noun The second largest city of Colombia, in the department of Antioquia

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  • noun city in western Colombia; important coffee center


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