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n. Mythology
A god of the Toltecs and Aztecs, often represented as a plumed serpent, who was worshiped as co-creator of the world along with his adversary Tezcatlipoca.


(Other Non-Christian Religions) a god of the Aztecs and Toltecs, represented as a feathered serpent


(kɛtˌsɑl koʊˈɑt l)

an Aztec god, associated esp. with the arts of civilization and worshiped in a number of guises.
[< Sp Quetzalcóatl < Nahuatl Quetzalcōātl]
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Noun1.Quetzalcoatl - an Aztec deity represented as a plumed serpentQuetzalcoatl - an Aztec deity represented as a plumed serpent
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