Quetzalcoatl

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Quet·zal·co·a·tl

 (kĕt-säl′kō-ät′l)
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.
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Quetzalcoatl

(ˌkɛtsəlkəʊˈætəl)
n
(Other Non-Christian Religions) a god of the Aztecs and Toltecs, represented as a feathered serpent
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Quet•zal•co•a•tl

(kɛtˌsɑl koʊˈɑt l)

n.
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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