Cinco de Mayo


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Cin·co de Ma·yo

 (sēng′kō də mä′yō)
n.
May 5, observed by Mexicans and people of Mexican descent in commemoration of the 1862 defeat of French troops at the Battle of Puebla.

[Spanish : cinco, five + de, of + Mayo, May.]
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Noun1.Cinco de Mayo - the fifth of May which is observed in Mexico and Mexican-American communities in the United States to commemorate the Mexican victory over the French in the Battle of Puebla in 1862
day - a day assigned to a particular purpose or observance; "Mother's Day"
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