cenote


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ce·no·te

 (sə-nō′tē)
n.
A water-filled limestone sinkhole of the Yucatán.

[American Spanish, from Yucatec ts'onot.]

cenote

(sɪˈnəʊteɪ)
n
1. (Geological Science) (esp in the Yucatán peninsula) a natural well formed by the collapse of an overlying limestone crust: often used as a sacrificial site by the Mayas
2. (Anthropology & Ethnology) (esp in the Yucatán peninsula) a natural well formed by the collapse of an overlying limestone crust: often used as a sacrificial site by the Mayas
[C19: via Mexican Spanish from Mayan conot]

ce•no•te

(səˈnoʊ ti)

n.
a deep natural well or sinkhole of the Yucatán Peninsula, formed by the collapse of surface limestone.
[1835–45; < Mexican Spanish < Yucatec Mayan]
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