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Bue·na Vis·ta(bwā′nə vĭs′tə, bwĕ′nä vēs′tä)
A locality in northern Mexico just south of Saltillo. In the Mexican War US forces led by Zachary Taylor defeated a Mexican army commanded by Antonio López de Santa Anna on February 22-23, 1847.
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Buena Vista(Spanish ˈbwena ˈvista)
(Placename) a village in NE Mexico, near Saltillo: site of the defeat of the Mexicans by US forces (1847)
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Bue′na Vis′ta(ˈbweɪ nə ˈvɪs tə, ˈvis-)
a village in NE Mexico, near Saltillo: site of U.S. victory in battle (1847) during the Mexican War.
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|Noun||1.||Buena Vista - a pitched battle in the Mexican War in 1847; United States forces under Zachary Taylor defeated the Mexican forces under Santa Anna at a locality in northern Mexico|
Mexican War - after disputes over Texas lands that were settled by Mexicans the United States declared war on Mexico in 1846 and by treaty in 1848 took Texas and California and Arizona and New Mexico and Nevada and Utah and part of Colorado and paid Mexico $15,000,000
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