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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典

 caaba
 回教寺院內的聖堂名

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Ka·a·ba prop. n.  The small and nearly cubical stone building, in the court of the Great Mosque at Mecca, toward which all Muslims must pray.  It contains a sacred black stone, believed by Muslims to be one of the precious stones of paradise, and to have been brought to Abraham when he was contructing the Kaaba, by the Angel Gabriel.  The Kaaba itself predates Mohammed, having been a pantheon which contained Arab idols, which were destroyed by Mohammed. [Written also caaba, kaabeh and kaabah.]
 

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Ca·a·ba n.  The small and nearly cubical stone building, toward which all Muslims must pray. [Written also kaaba.]
 Note:The Caaba is situated in Mecca, a city of Arabia, and contains a famous black stone said to have been brought from heaven. Before the time of Mohammed, the Caaba was an idolatrous temple, but it has since been the chief sanctuary and object of pilgrimage of the Muslim world.
 

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

 Caaba
      n : (Islam) a black stone building in Mecca that is shaped like
          a cube and that is the most sacred Muslim pilgrim shrine;
          believed to have been given by Gabriel to Abraham;
          Muslims turn in its direction when praying [syn: Kaaba]