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Amarillo

[am-uh-ril-oh] /ˌæm əˈrɪl oʊ/
noun
1.
a city in NW Texas.
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  • Amarillo in the Panhandle was then purely a cattleman's town.

  • “This is Pratt Sanderson, from Amarillo,” the daughter of the ranchman said first of all.

    Frances of the Ranges Amy Bell Marlowe
  • Pratt insisted upon Frances meeting all these people from Amarillo.

    Frances of the Ranges Amy Bell Marlowe
  • He could do nothing to save Sue Latrop himself, nor could the other visitors from Amarillo.

    Frances of the Ranges Amy Bell Marlowe
  • One of my men will start for 270 Amarillo right away and keep him in sight till we come back.

    Shoe-Bar Stratton

    Joseph Bushnell Ames
  • All these treasures, found in the ranch-house of a cowman of the Panhandle, astounded the youth from Amarillo.

    Frances of the Ranges Amy Bell Marlowe
  • And at that instant the grey put his foot into a ground-dog hole, and the young man from Amarillo left the saddle!

    Frances of the Ranges Amy Bell Marlowe
  • I was just wondering,” the Amarillo young man replied, “what Sue Latrop will think of you when she comes out here.

    Frances of the Ranges Amy Bell Marlowe
British Dictionary definitions for Amarillo

Amarillo

/ˌæməˈrɪləʊ/
noun
1.
an industrial city in NW Texas. Pop: 178 612 (2003 est)
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Word Origin and History for Amarillo

amarillo

n.

name given to several species of American trees, from Spanish, from Arabic anbari "yellow, amber-colored," from anbar "amber" (see amber). The city Amarillo in Texas, U.S., may be so called from the color of the banks of a nearby stream.

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