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chico

[chee-koh] /ˈtʃi koʊ/
noun, plural chicos.
1.
greasewood (def 1).
Origin
short for chicalote

Chico

[chee-koh] /ˈtʃi koʊ/
noun
1.
a city in central California.
2.
a male given name.
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British Dictionary definitions for chico

chico

/ˈtʃiːkəʊ/
noun (pl) -cos
1.
another name for greasewood (sense 1)
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Chico

city, Butte county, northern California, U.S. Chico lies in the Sacramento River valley, nearly 90 miles (145 km) north of Sacramento. It was founded in 1860 by John Bidwell, a state congressman and horticulturist, and developed as an agricultural-processing centre, especially for almonds, rice, and fruit. Manufacturing initially consisted of a match factory established in 1904, and after World War II there was planned diversified industrial expansion. Bidwell Mansion State Historic Park includes the 26-room Victorian home (1868) of John Bidwell. Other attractions include Bidwell Park (one of the country's largest municipal parks), the Chico Museum, which contains a former Taoist temple, and a vintage train station. The city is the seat of California State University, Chico, founded as a normal school (teacher-training college) in 1887. Nearby is Bidwell-Sacramento River State Park. Inc. 1872. Pop. (1990) city, 39,970; Chico-Paradise MSA, 182,120; (2000) city, 59,954; Chico-Paradise MSA, 203,171.

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