Chihuahua

Chihuahua

[chi-wah-wah, -wuh]
noun
1.
a state in N Mexico. 94,831 sq. mi. (245,610 sq. km).
2.
the capital of this state.
3.
one of a Mexican or Aztec breed of very small dogs having either short or long hair of any one of a variety of colors.
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Chihuahua (tʃɪˈwɑːwɑː, -wə)
 
n
1.  a state of N Mexico: mostly high plateau; important mineral resources, with many silver mines. Capital: Chihuahua. Pop: 728 000 (2005 est). Area: 247 087 sq km (153 194 sq miles)
2.  a city in N Mexico, capital of Chihuahua state. Pop: 650 000 (2000 est)
3.  a breed of tiny dog originally from Mexico, having short smooth hair, large erect ears, and protruding eyes

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Chihuahua
dog breed, 1858, from the city and state in Mexico, said to be from a lost native word that meant "dry place."
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