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Naz·ca(näs′kä, näz′kə) or Nas·ca (näs′kä)
A pre-Incan civilization that flourished on the southern coast of Peru from about 200 bc to about ad 600, known for its polychrome vessels decorated with stylized designs and for the enormous drawings of geometric and zoomorphic forms etched in the desert floor 200 miles south of Lima.
[After Nazca, city in southern Peru.]
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or Nas•ca(ˈnɑs kɑ, -kə)
of or designating a pre-Inca culture of SW Peru, dating from c200 b.c., characterized by polychrome pottery.
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