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Hermosillo

[er-maw-see-yaw] /ˌɛr mɔˈsi yɔ/
noun
1.
a city in and the capital of Sonora, in NW Mexico.

Sonora

[suh-nawr-uh, -nohr-uh; Spanish saw-naw-rah] /səˈnɔr ə, -ˈnoʊr ə; Spanish sɔˈnɔ rɑ/
noun
1.
a state in NW Mexico. 70,484 sq. mi. (182,555 sq. km).
Capital: Hermosillo.
Related forms
Sonoran
[suh-nawr-uh n, -nohr-uh n] /səˈnɔr ən, -ˈnoʊr ən/ (Show IPA),
adjective
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  • The man whom his master sent two days ago to Hermosillo, to receive cash for heavy bills drawn on an English banker?

    Stronghand Gustave Aimard
  • They needed a man of name in Hermosillo, and José Perez is now that man.

    The Treasure Trail Marah Ellis Ryan
  • Still I have called you together to inform you of an engagement I have made in your name with the inhabitants of Hermosillo.

    The Indian Chief Gustave Aimard
  • Give me a guide to Hermosillo, and the price of guns can be got for you.

    The Treasure Trail Marah Ellis Ryan
  • General Guerrero had hurried to Hermosillo, where he was securely intrenched.

    The Indian Chief Gustave Aimard
  • Hermosillo was taken—the Count de Prbois Cranc was victorious.

    The Indian Chief Gustave Aimard
  • You will pay this Paredes, as you call him, the amount of the bills, and I will send them to Hermosillo to be cashed hereafter.

    Stronghand Gustave Aimard
  • But assuredly you will be taken to Hermosillo and put on trial.

    Dust of the Desert Robert Welles Ritchie
  • It is now in the hands of a Federal politician who is safer in Hermosillo.

    The Treasure Trail Marah Ellis Ryan
  • He is the chap that found me on the Hermosillo road, you know, and pulled me through.

    Dust of the Desert Robert Welles Ritchie
British Dictionary definitions for Hermosillo

Hermosillo

/Spanish ɛrmoˈsiʎo/
noun
1.
a city in NW Mexico, capital of Sonora state, on the Sonora River: university (1938); winter resort and commercial centre for an agricultural and mining region. Pop: 668 000 (2005 est)

Sonora

/Spanish soˈnora/
noun
1.
a state of NW Mexico, on the Gulf of California: consists of a narrow coastal plain rising inland to the Sierra Madre Occidental; an important mining area in colonial times. Capital: Hermosillo. Pop: 2 213 370 (2000). Area: 184 934 sq km (71 403 sq miles)
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Word Origin and History for Hermosillo

Sonora

Mexican state, from Spanish sonora "sonorous" (from Latin sonoros; see sonorous), supposedly so called in reference to marble deposits there which rang when struck.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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