Eusebio Francisco Kino

Kino

[kee-noh]
noun
Eusebio Francisco (Padre Kino; Father Kino) 1645?–1711, Tyrolean-born explorer and missionary in SW North America.
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kino (ˈkiːnəʊ)
 
n
Also called: kino gum a dark red resin obtained from various tropical plants, esp an Indian leguminous tree, Pterocarpus marsupium, used as an astringent and in tanning
 
[C18: of West African origin; related to Mandingo keno]

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eusebio francisco kino

Jesuit missionary, cartographer, rancher, and explorer in Spanish service, founder of numerous missions in the Pimeria Alta region, now divided between the Mexican state of Sonora and the U.S. state of Arizona.

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