Amarillo

Amarillo

[am-uh-ril-oh]
noun
a city in NW Texas.
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Amarillo (ˌæməˈrɪləʊ)
 
n
an industrial city in NW Texas. Pop: 178 612 (2003 est)

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amarillo
name given to several species of American trees, from Sp., from Arabic anbari "yellow, amber-colored," from anbar "amber," probably from L. amarus "bitter," "through application to some bitter (yellow) substance, such as gall" [Buck]. 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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