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Calcutta

city in eastern India, former capital of British India, named for Hindu goddess Kali. In modern use often de-Englished as Kolkata.

updated on October 10, 2017

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Definitions of Calcutta from WordNet

Calcutta (n.)
the largest city in India and one of the largest cities in the world; located in eastern India; suffers from poverty and overcrowding;
Synonyms: Kolkata
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