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[pah-leng-ke] /pɑˈlɛŋ kɛ/
a village in SE Mexico, in Chiapas state: ruins of an ancient Mayan city. Unabridged
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  • The ruins known as Copan and Palenque are in this forest, not far from its southern edge.

  • This symbol also appears on a tablet discovered by Mr Stevens at Palenque.

    The Western World W.H.G. Kingston
  • In this outline we have given an account of the early explorations at Palenque.

    The Prehistoric World E. A. Allen
  • Mitla and Palenque are in Mexico and are equally remarkable.

  • Of the leading cities it is necessary to mention only Quirigua, Copan, and Palenque.

    The Ceramic Art Jennie J. Young
  • They take their name from the modern town of Palenque, near which they are located.

    The Prehistoric World E. A. Allen
  • Wonderful as the carvings at Chichen, and Palenque even, are, they are not nearly so artistically wonderful as those at Copan.

    The American Egypt Channing Arnold
  • At Palenque, we remember, the inequalities were filled with cement.

    The Prehistoric World E. A. Allen
  • In the little Maya town of Palenque I examined all the pure blood babies.

    In Indian Mexico (1908) Frederick Starr
British Dictionary definitions for Palenque


/Spanish paˈleŋke/
the site of an ancient Mayan city in S Mexico famous for its architectural ruins
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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