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New Mexico

New Mexico

 
pronunciation:
nu mek sih ko
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part of speech: noun
definition: a southwestern U.S. state between Texas and Arizona. (abbr.: NM)
derivation: New Mexican (n.)
Word History
Mexico comes from an Aztec word meaning "place of Mexitli," an Aztec god. Spanish explorers called the area Nuevo Mexico. Nuevo means "new" in Spanish.