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Albuquerque

[al-buh-kur-kee; for 1 also Portuguese awl-boo-ker-kuh] /ˈæl bəˌkɜr ki; for 1 also Portuguese ˌɔl bʊˈkɛr kə/
noun
1.
Affonso de
[uh-fawn-soo duh] /əˈfɔ̃ sʊ də/ (Show IPA),
1453–1515, founder of the Portuguese empire in the East.
2.
a city in central New Mexico.
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British Dictionary definitions for a de albuquerque

Albuquerque1

/ˈælbəˌkɜːkɪ/
noun
1.
a city in central New Mexico, on the Rio Grande. Pop: 471 856 (2003 est)

Albuquerque2

/ˈælbəˌkɜːkɪ; Portuguese ɑlbuˈkɛrkə/
noun
1.
Afonso de (əˈfõsu dəː). 1453–1515, Portuguese navigator who established Portuguese colonies in the East by conquering Goa, Ceylon, Malacca, and Ormuz
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Albuquerque

city in New Mexico, U.S., founded 1706 and named for Spanish administrator and viceroy of Mexico Francisco Fernández de la Cueva, Duque de Alburquerque (1617-1676); name altered by association with Portuguese soldier Alfonso de Albuquerque (1453-1515), both named from Alburquerque, a town in Spain close to the Portuguese border, meaning "white oak;" ultimately from Latin albus "white" and quercus "oak."

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Albuquerque [(al-buh-kur-kee)]

Largest city in New Mexico.

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