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cenote

[suh-noh-tee] /səˈnoʊ ti/
noun
1.
a deep natural well or sinkhole, especially in Central America, formed by the collapse of surface limestone that exposes ground water underneath, and sometimes used by the ancient Mayans for sacrificial offerings.
Origin of cenote
1835-1845
1835-45; < Mexican Spanish < Yucatec Mayan
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cenote

/sɪˈnəʊteɪ/
noun
1.
(esp in the Yucatán peninsula) a natural well formed by the collapse of an overlying limestone crust: often used as a sacrificial site by the Mayas
Word Origin
C19: via Mexican Spanish from Maya conot
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