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[ke-re-tah-raw] /kɛˈrɛ tɑˌrɔ/
a state in central Mexico. 4432 sq. mi. (11,480 sq. km).
a city in and the capital of this state, in the SW part: republican forces executed Emperor Maximilian here 1867. Unabridged
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  • Inexorably the patriot armies closed around him until in May, 1867, he was captured at queretaro, where he had sought refuge.

  • Gravelotte was but little more than three years from queretaro.

    The Land We Live In Henry Mann
  • He was sentenced to death and shot at queretaro on the 19th of June.

  • They stood him and two of his generals up in the parade ground at queretaro and shot 'em.

  • queretaro was founded by the Aztecs about four hundred years ago, and was captured by the Spaniards in 1531.

    Aztec Land Maturin M. Ballou
  • Forty miles beyond lay queretaro; a large and well-built town of 40,000 inhabitants, surrounded by gardens and orchards.

    Some Heroes of Travel W. H. Davenport Adams
  • Again he ordered Herrera to move on queretaro, when he marched to Guadalupe and issued a call for a junta to meet on the 16th.

    General Scott General Marcus J. Wright
  • The little state of queretaro has little to boast but its agriculture, but to the north of it is a country of mines and pasturage.

    Mexico and its Religion Robert A. Wilson
  • When taken prisoner at queretaro, he was tried and executed under circumstances that are well known.

    The Memoirs of General P. H. Sheridan, Complete General Philip Henry Sheridan
  • A temporary government, however, was soon established at queretaro, and Trist began negotiations for a conclusion of the war.

British Dictionary definitions for queretaro


/Spanish keˈretaro/
an inland state of central Mexico: economy based on agriculture and mining. Capital: Querétaro. Pop: 1 402 010 (2000). Area: 11 769 sq km (4544 sq miles)
a city in central Mexico, capital of Querétaro state: scene of the signing (1848) of the treaty ending the US-Mexican War and of the execution of Emperor Maximilian (1867). Pop: 913 000 (2005 est)
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