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De Soto

[duh soh-toh; Spanish de saw-taw]
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noun
  1. Her·nan·do [her-nan-doh; Spanish er-nahn-daw] /hərˈnæn doʊ; Spanish ɛrˈnɑn dɔ/or Fer·nan·do [fer-nan-doh; Spanish fer-nahn-daw] /fərˈnæn doʊ; Spanish fɛrˈnɑn dɔ/, c1500–42, Spanish soldier and explorer in America.
  2. a city in NE Texas.
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Soto1

noun
  1. a Zen Buddhist school of Japan, characterized by the practice of sitting meditation leading to gradual enlightenment

Soto2

noun
  1. See De Soto

De Soto

noun
  1. Hernando (ɛrˈnando). ?1500–42, Spanish explorer, who discovered the Mississippi River (1541)Also: Fernando De Soto (fɛrˈnando)
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