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ce·no·te

 (sə-nō′tē)
n.
A water-filled limestone sinkhole of the Yucatán.

[American Spanish, from Yucatec ts'onot.]

cenote

(sɪˈnəʊteɪ)
n
1. (Geological Science) (esp in the Yucatán peninsula) a natural well formed by the collapse of an overlying limestone crust: often used as a sacrificial site by the Mayas
2. (Anthropology & Ethnology) (esp in the Yucatán peninsula) a natural well formed by the collapse of an overlying limestone crust: often used as a sacrificial site by the Mayas
[C19: via Mexican Spanish from Mayan conot]

ce•no•te

(səˈnoʊ ti)

n.
a deep natural well or sinkhole of the Yucatán Peninsula, formed by the collapse of surface limestone.
[1835–45; < Mexican Spanish < Yucatec Mayan]
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She stopped by the Suytun Cenote, one of the thousands of cenotes or water reservoirs in the Yucatan Peninsula.
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We present herein a new record of the pycnogonid, Anoplodactylus batangensis, from Cenote Nohoch Nah Chich, which is located in Rancho San Felipe (20[degrees]17.92'N, 87[degrees]24.22'W), 6 km north of the town of Tulum, and 3.8 km from Casa Cenote, the site where the Sac Actun system connects with the Caribbean Sea (Fig.
Bacalar is home to the Fort of San Felipe de Bacalar, which was built in 1733 in response to pirate attacks and incursions, and numerous cenotes, including the Blue Cenote, which, at 660 feet wide, is considered the largest in Mexico at ground level.
For another slice of Mayan culture, the Cenote & Mystical Underground River experience is a must.
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Bold colors of the PPG Paints brand such as Azure Tide (PPG1231-6), Cenote (PPG1702), Red Licorice (PPG1186-7) and Crushed Pineapple (PPG1213-7) pair with muted neutral tones such as Willow Tree (PPG1112-6), Gray Violet (PPG1014-5), Silver Screen (PPG1014-3) and not-quite gray Violet Verbena.
Dive a little deeper at Cenote Encantado, an eco village near Tulum, Mexico, where Aqua Zen sessions are led in a swimming hole.