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New Mexico

a state in the SW United States. 121,666 sq. mi. (315,115 sq. km).
Capital: Santa Fe.
Abbreviation: NM (for use with zip code), N. Mex., N.M.
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New Mexican, adjective, noun Unabridged
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  • "Mr. Gordon is fortunate in his friend," bowed the new mexican politely.

    A Daughter of the Dons William MacLeod Raine
  • "My name is Ainsa, at your service," corrected the new mexican.

    A Daughter of the Dons William MacLeod Raine
  • It is the oldest of all the new mexican settlements, and its establishment dates back to the close of the sixteenth century.

    The Trail-Hunter Gustave Aimard
  • The air is nowhere else so agreeable to me as it is in a barren new mexican or Arizona desert at the proper elevation.

    Our Italy Charles Dudley Warner
  • Altogether, here was a glittering bit of flotsam from the new mexican Empire.

    The Missourian

    Eugene P. (Eugene Percy) Lyle
  • The next day was a perfect one such as only the new mexican hills can produce.

  • What on earth is a camel doing out here on the new mexican desert?

  • At the ceremonies of the Zunis and other new mexican tribes, the altars are decked with the feathers of birds.

  • In the dim beams of a starlit new mexican sky I could see clearly out toward the valley, but behind the camp all was darkness.

    Vanguards of the Plains Margaret McCarter
British Dictionary definitions for new mexican

New Mexican

of or relating to New Mexico or its inhabitants
a native or inhabitant of New Mexico

New Mexico

a state of the southwestern US: high semiarid plateaus and mountains, crossed by the Rio Grande and the Pecos River; large Spanish-American and Indian populations; contains over two-thirds of US uranium reserves. Capital: Santa Fé. Pop: 1 874 614 (2003 est). Area: 314 451 sq km (121 412 sq miles) Abbreviation N. Mex., (with zip code) NM
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New Mexico definition

State in the southwestern United States bordered by Colorado to the north, Oklahoma and Texas to the east, Texas and Mexico to the south, and Arizona to the west. Its capital is Santa Fe, and its largest city is Albuquerque.

Note: Center of the Los Alamos Research Center, where the atomic bomb was developed.
Note: An important center of Native American culture and home to Navajo reservations.
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