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 (yo͞o′kə-tăn′, -tän′)
A peninsula mostly in southeast Mexico between the Caribbean Sea and the Gulf of Mexico. It includes many Mayan and Toltec sites and is separated from Cuba by the Yucatán Channel.
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(ˌjuːkəˈtɑːn; Spanish jukaˈtan)
1. (Placename) a state of SE Mexico, occupying the N part of the Yucatán peninsula. Capital: Mérida. Pop: 1 655 707 (2000). Area: 39 340 sq km (15 186 sq miles)
2. (Placename) a peninsula of Central America between the Gulf of Mexico and the Caribbean, including the Mexican states of Campeche, Yucatán, and Quintana Roo, and part of Belize: a centre of Mayan civilization from about 100 bc to the 18th century. Area: about 181 300 sq km (70 000 sq miles)
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or Yu•ca•tan

(ˌyu kəˈtæn, -ˈtɑn)

1. a peninsula in SE Mexico and N Central America comprising parts of SE Mexico, N Guatemala, and Belize.
2. a state in SE Mexico, in N Yucatán Peninsula. 1,556,622; 14,868 sq. mi. (38,510 sq. km). Cap.: Mérida.
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.Yucatan - a state of Mexico on the northern part of the Yucatan Peninsula
Merida - the capital of the Mexican state of Yucatan
2.Yucatan - a peninsula in Central America extending into the Gulf of Mexico between the Bay of Campeche and the Caribbean SeaYucatan - a peninsula in Central America extending into the Gulf of Mexico between the Bay of Campeche and the Caribbean Sea
Mexico, United Mexican States - a republic in southern North America; became independent from Spain in 1810
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ولاية يوكاتان
Península de YucatánYucatán
Península de YucatánYucatán
شبه‌جزیره یوکاتانیوکاتان
Jukatanin niemimaaYucatán
Péninsule du YucatánYucatán
חצי האי יוקטן
유카탄 반도
JukatanasJukatano pusiasalisJukatano valstija
JukatanPółwysep Jukatan
IucatãPenínsula de Iucatã
Yucatánsky polostrov
جزیرہ نما یوکاتان
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I melted the last of my silver spoon- -South Sea cotton, an' it please you, cacao in Tonga, rubber and mahogany in Yucatan. And do you know, at the end, I slept in Bowery lodging-houses and ate scrapple in East-Side feeding-dens, and, on more than one occasion, stood in the bread-line at midnight and pondered whether or not I should faint before I fed."
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It is not only absurd, it's cruel, to expect you to ransack old newspapers for discoveries in Yucatan, from the time when Stephens published his 'Travels in Central America'--nearly forty years since!
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