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Mesoamerica

[mez-oh-uh-mer-i-kuh, mes-, mee-zoh-, -soh-] /ˌmɛz oʊ əˈmɛr ɪ kə, ˌmɛs-, ˌmi zoʊ-, -soʊ-/
noun
1.
Anthropology, Archaeology. the area extending approximately from central Mexico to Honduras and Nicaragua in which diverse pre-Columbian civilizations flourished.
2.
(loosely) Central America.
Also, Meso-America.
Origin
Related forms
Mesoamerican, adjective, noun
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  • Cocoa was an important commodity in precolumbian Mesoamerica.
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Mesoamerica

/ˌmɛsəʊəˈmɛrɪkə/
noun
1.
another name for Central America
Derived Forms
Mesoamerican, Meso-American, adjective, noun
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Word Origin and History for Mesoamerica
n.

1948, from meso- + America.

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