Acapulco

Acapulco

[ak-uh-pool-koh; Spanish ah-kah-pool-kaw]
noun
a seaport and resort in SW Mexico, on the Pacific.
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Acapulco (ˌækəˈpʊlkəʊ, Spanish akaˈpulko)
 
n
Official name: Acapulco de Juárez a port and resort in SW Mexico, in Guerrero state. Pop: 761 000 (2005 est)

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Acapulco
in full, Acapulco de Juarez, resort town in western Mexico, from Nahuatl (Aztec) acapulco "place of the large canes," from aca(tl) "cane (plant)" + -pul "large" + -co "place." Acapulco gold as the name of a local grade of potent marijuana is attested from 1965.
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Acapulco [(ah-kuh-pool-koh, ak-uh-pool-koh)]

City on Mexico's Pacific coast.

Note: A fashionable resort known for its beaches and water sports, which include cliff diving.
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