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[ak-uh-poo l-koh; Spanish ah-kah-pool-kaw] /ˌæk əˈpʊl koʊ; Spanish ˌɑ kɑˈpul kɔ/
a seaport and resort in SW Mexico, on the Pacific. Unabridged
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/ˌækəˈpʊlkəʊ; Spanish akaˈpulko/
a port and resort in SW Mexico, in Guerrero state. Pop: 761 000 (2005 est) Official name (Spanish) Acapulco de Juárez (de ˈxwares)
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Word Origin and History for Acapulco

in full, Acapulco de Juarez, resort town in western Mexico, from Nahuatl (Aztec) acapulco "place of the large canes," from aca(tl) "cane (plant)" + -pul "large" + -co "place." Acapulco gold as the name of a local grade of potent marijuana is attested from 1965.

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Acapulco in Culture
Acapulco [(ah-kuh-pool-koh, ak-uh-pool-koh)]

City on Mexico's Pacific coast.

Note: A fashionable resort known for its beaches and water sports, which include cliff diving.
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