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 (sə-nō′rə, sō-)
A state of northwest Mexico adjoining the Gulf of California. Hermosillo is the capital and largest city.

So·no′ran n. & adj.


(Spanish soˈnora)
(Placename) a state of NW Mexico, on the Gulf of California: consists of a narrow coastal plain rising inland to the Sierra Madre Occidental; an important mining area in colonial times. Capital: Hermosillo. Pop: 2 213 370 (2000). Area: 184 934 sq km (71 403 sq miles)


(səˈnɔr ə, -ˈnoʊr ə)

a state in NW Mexico. 2,085,536; 70,484 sq. mi. (182,555 sq. km). Cap.: Hermosillo.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.Sonora - ground snakes
reptile genus - a genus of reptiles
Colubridae, family Colubridae - nonvenomous snakes; about two-thirds of all living species
ground snake, Sonora semiannulata - small shy brightly-ringed terrestrial snake of arid or semiarid areas of western North America
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The On the Road-like final section in Mexico's Sonora Desert, along the Arizona border, in search of the elusive Cesarea Tinajero the disappeared 'visceral realist' poet from the 1920s, who provides the slim narrative thread for the book is particularly evocative amidst new definitions of the border, escape and invisibility.
Beaten down by the harsh Sonora Desert, he discovers a mummified miner whose hoard of supplies gives Charlie a new chance at life.
Although these are desert mule deer, the Sonora Desert produces spectacular mule deer racks.
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How Meg Changed Her Mind" is a beautiful story about a dog named Meg who lived in the Sonora desert area, with a friend dog named Baylee.
Energy self-sufficiency will be enhanced with the installation of solar panels on the hospital roof, while thermal insulation structures will keep the hospital cool during the hot summers of the Sonora desert.
In the perilous no-man's land of the Sonora desert, belief systems are tested, hearts are torn wide open, and the lives of both hostages and terrorists are placed in mortal danger, as Ahmed clings desperately to a nuclear briefcase bomb.
It was just a few hours after sunrise in the Sonora Desert, but the day was already promising to be a hot one.
The plan called for enforcement to be initiated in Texas and California because the INS believed that the Sonora Desert of Arizona would be a geographic barrier to migration.
Paleoenvironmental record of the last 70,000 yr in San Felipe basin, Sonora Desert, Mexico.