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A country of south-central North America. Southern Mexico was the site of various advanced civilizations beginning with the Olmec and including the Maya, Zapotec, Toltec, Mixtec, and Aztec cultures. Mexico was conquered by Cortés in 1521 and held by the Spanish until 1821. The Treaty of Guadalupe Hidalgo that ended the Mexican War (1846-1848) awarded all lands north of the Rio Grande to the United States. Mexico City is the capital and the largest city.
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1. (Placename) a republic in North America, on the Gulf of Mexico and the Pacific: early Mexican history includes the Maya, Toltec, and Aztec civilizations; conquered by the Spanish between 1519 and 1525 and achieved independence in 1821; lost Texas to the US in 1836 and California and New Mexico in 1848. It is generally mountainous with three ranges of the Sierra Madre (east, west, and south) and a large central plateau. Official language: Spanish. Religion: Roman Catholic majority. Currency: peso. Capital: Mexico City. Pop: 116 220 947 (2013 est). Area: 1 967 183 sq km (761 530 sq miles). Official name: United Mexican States Spanish name: Méjico
2. (Placename) a state of Mexico, on the central plateau surrounding Mexico City, which is not administratively part of the state. Capital: Toluca. Pop: 13 096 686 (2000). Area: 21 460 sq km (8287 sq miles)
3. (Placename) Gulf of Mexico an arm of the Atlantic, bordered by the US, Cuba, and Mexico: linked with the Atlantic by the Straits of Florida and with the Caribbean by the Yucatán Channel. Area: about 1 600 000 sq km (618 000 sq miles)
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1. a republic in S North America. 100,294,036; 761,604 sq. mi. (1,972,545 sq. km). Cap.: Mexico City.
2. a state in central Mexico. 11,707,964; 8268 sq. mi. (21,415 sq. km). Cap.: Toluca.
3. Gulf of, an arm of the Atlantic surrounded by the U.S., Cuba, and Mexico. 700,000 sq. mi. (1,813,000 sq. km).Mexican, Mé•xi•co (ˈmɛ hiˌkɔ) Spanish, Méjico (for defs. 1,2).
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|Noun||1.||Mexico - a republic in southern North America; became independent from Spain in 1810|
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
Chapultepec - a pitched battle in the Mexican War that resulted in a major victory for American forces over Mexican forces at a locality south of Mexico City (1847)
Battle of Puebla - a battle in which Mexican forces defeated the French in 1862
Mexican Revolution - a revolution for agrarian reforms led in northern Mexico by Pancho Villa and in southern Mexico by Emiliano Zapata (1910-1911)
mole - spicy sauce often containing chocolate
chili, chili con carne - ground beef and chili peppers or chili powder often with tomatoes and kidney beans
enchilada - tortilla with meat filling baked in tomato sauce seasoned with chili
tamale - corn and cornmeal dough stuffed with a meat mixture then wrapped in corn husks and steamed
tortilla - thin unleavened pancake made from cornmeal or wheat flour
taco - a tortilla rolled cupped around a filling
burrito - a flour tortilla folded around a filling
tostada - a crisp flat tortilla
frijoles refritos, refried beans - dried beans cooked and mashed and then fried in lard with various seasonings
OAS, Organization of American States - an association including most countries in the western hemisphere; created in 1948 to promote military and economic and social and cultural cooperation
Mesoamerica - Mexico and Central America
Yucatan Peninsula, Yucatan - a peninsula in Central America extending into the Gulf of Mexico between the Bay of Campeche and the Caribbean Sea
Acapulco, Acapulco de Juarez - a port and fashionable resort city on the Pacific coast of southern Mexico; known for beaches and water sports (including cliff diving)
Ciudad Victoria - a city in east central Mexico
Coahuila - a state in northern Mexico; mostly high plateau
Culiacan - a city in northwestern Mexico
Guadalajara - a city in southwestern Mexico; a popular health resort and site of architecture from the Spanish colonial era
Hermosillo - a city in northwestern Mexico near the Gulf of California
Leon - a city in central Mexico
Matamoros - a city in northeastern Mexico opposite Brownsville near the mouth of the Rio Grande
Mazatlan - a port city in western Mexico on the Pacific Ocean; tourist center
Mexicali - a city in northwestern Mexico near the California border
capital of Mexico, Ciudad de Mexico, Mexican capital, Mexico City - the capital and largest city of Mexico is a political and cultural and commercial and industrial center; one of the world's largest cities
Monterrey - an industrial city in northeastern Mexico
Nogales - a town in northern Mexico on the border of Arizona
Orizaba - a city of east central Mexico (west of Veracruz); a popular resort
Heroica Puebla de Zaragoza, Puebla, Puebla de Zaragoza - a city in south central Mexico (southeast of Mexico City) on the edge of central Mexican plateau
Quintana Roo - a Mexican state on the eastern side of the Yucatan Peninsula
San Luis Potosi - a city in central Mexico
Santa Maria del Tule - a town in southeastern Mexico near Oaxaca; site of Ahuehuete, a giant Montezuma cypress
Tabasco - a Mexican state on the Gulf of Campeche
Tepic - a city in west central Mexico
Tampico - a port city in eastern Mexico
Torreon - a city in northern Mexico to the west of Monterrey
Tuxtla Gutierrez - a city in southeastern Mexico
Veracruz - a major Mexican port on the Gulf of Mexico in the state of Veracruz
Chihuahuan Desert - a desert in western Texas, New Mexico, Arizona, and northern Mexico
Citlaltepetl, Mount Orizaba, Mt Orizaba, Pico de Orizaba - an extinct volcano in southern Mexico between Mexico City and Veracruz; the highest peak in Mexico (18,695 feet)
Colorado River, Colorado - an important river in the southwestern United States; rises in the Rocky Mountains of northern Colorado and flows southwest through Utah into Arizona (where it flows through the Grand Canyon) and then southward through the southern tip of Nevada, then forming the border between California and Arizona and finally into Mexico where it empties into the Gulf of California; the main source of water in the southwestern United States
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n → Mexiko nt
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Mexico[ˈmɛksɪkəʊ] n → il Messico
Collins Italian Dictionary 1st Edition © HarperCollins Publishers 1995
Mexico→ الْـمَكْسِيك Mexiko Mexico Mexiko Μεξικό México Meksiko Mexique Meksiko Messico メキシコ 멕시코 Mexico Mexico Meksyk México Мексика Mexiko ประเทศเม็กซิโก Meksika nước Mexico 墨西哥
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