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 (sə-nō′rə, sō-)
A state of northwest Mexico adjoining the Gulf of California. Hermosillo is the capital and largest city.

So·no′ran n. & adj.


(Spanish soˈnora)
(Placename) a state of NW Mexico, on the Gulf of California: consists of a narrow coastal plain rising inland to the Sierra Madre Occidental; an important mining area in colonial times. Capital: Hermosillo. Pop: 2 213 370 (2000). Area: 184 934 sq km (71 403 sq miles)


(səˈnɔr ə, -ˈnoʊr ə)

a state in NW Mexico. 2,085,536; 70,484 sq. mi. (182,555 sq. km). Cap.: Hermosillo.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.Sonora - ground snakes
reptile genus - a genus of reptiles
Colubridae, family Colubridae - nonvenomous snakes; about two-thirds of all living species
ground snake, Sonora semiannulata - small shy brightly-ringed terrestrial snake of arid or semiarid areas of western North America
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