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zócalo

[saw-kah-law; English soh-kuh-loh] /ˈsɔ kɑˌlɔ; English ˈsoʊ kəˌloʊ/
noun, plural zócalos
[saw-kah-laws; English soh-kuh-lohz] /ˈsɔ kɑˌlɔs; English ˈsoʊ kəˌloʊz/ (Show IPA).
Mexican Spanish.
1.
a public square or plaza, especially in the center of a city or town.
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  • In the centre was the zocalo, a green oasis of verdure laid out in winding walks and brilliant flower-beds.

  • Ned found the little door by which he had entered, and passed outside, hiding again among the trees of the zocalo.

    The Texan Star Joseph A. Altsheler

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