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Amarillo

[am-uh-ril-oh] /ˌæm əˈrɪl oʊ/
noun
1.
a city in NW Texas.
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  • Other equally choice refrains—though not to be rendered into corresponding English—are 'Amarillo!

  • Amarillo in the Panhandle was then purely a cattleman's town.

  • It was when returning to Amarillo after this trip that I was fortunate enough to save the lives of a whole train-load of people.

  • “This is Pratt Sanderson, from Amarillo,” the daughter of the ranchman said first of all.

    Frances of the Ranges Amy Bell Marlowe
  • This little town actually last year paid a large sum to the champion motor-car racer of America to give an exhibition in Amarillo.

  • Pratt insisted upon Frances meeting all these people from Amarillo.

    Frances of the Ranges Amy Bell Marlowe
  • All these treasures, found in the ranch-house of a cowman of the Panhandle, astounded the youth from Amarillo.

    Frances of the Ranges Amy Bell Marlowe
  • He could do nothing to save Sue Latrop himself, nor could the other visitors from Amarillo.

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British Dictionary definitions for Amarillo

Amarillo

/ˌæməˈrɪləʊ/
noun
1.
an industrial city in NW Texas. Pop: 178 612 (2003 est)
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Word Origin and History for Amarillo

amarillo

n.

name given to several species of American trees, from Spanish, from Arabic anbari "yellow, amber-colored," from anbar "amber" (see amber). The city Amarillo in Texas, U.S., may be so called from the color of the banks of a nearby stream.

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