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n. pl. Hohokam or Ho·ho·kams
A member of a Native American culture flourishing from about the 3rd century bc to the mid-15th century ad in south-central Arizona, noted for the construction of an extensive system of irrigation canals.
[From O'odham huhugam, those who are gone, from huhug, to perish, disappear.]
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of or designating an American Indian culture of the S Arizona desert c300 b.c.–a.d. c1450.
[1912; < Pima-Papago huhugam those who are gone]
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