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Mesoamerica

or Mes·o-A·mer·i·ca

[mez-oh-uh-mer-i-kuh, mes-, mee-zoh-, -soh-]
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noun
  1. Anthropology, Archaeology. the area extending approximately from central Mexico to Honduras and Nicaragua in which diverse pre-Columbian civilizations flourished.
  2. (loosely) Central America.

Origin of Mesoamerica

Related formsMes·o·a·mer·i·can, adjective, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for mesoamerica

Mesoamerica

Meso-America

noun
  1. another name for Central America
Derived FormsMesoamerican or Meso-American, adjective, noun
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Word Origin and History for mesoamerica

Mesoamerica

n.

1948, from meso- + America.

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