Mesoamerica

[mez-oh-uh-mer-i-kuh, mes-, mee-zoh-, -soh-]
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:
meso- + America

Mesoamerican, adjective, noun
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Mesoamerica or Meso-America (ˌmɛsəʊəˈmɛrɪkə)
 
n
another name for Central America
 
Meso-America or Meso-America
 
n
 
Mesoa'merican or Meso-America
 
adj, —n
 
Meso-A'merican or Meso-America
 
adj, —n

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Mesoamerica
1948, from meso- + America.
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Example sentences for mesoamerica
Cocoa was an important commodity in precolumbian mesoamerica.
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