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De Soto

[duh soh-toh; Spanish de saw-taw] /də ˈsoʊ toʊ; Spanish dɛ ˈsɔ tɔ/
noun
1.
Hernando
[her-nan-doh;; Spanish er-nahn-daw] /hərˈnæn doʊ;; Spanish ɛrˈnɑn dɔ/ (Show IPA),
or Fernando
[fer-nan-doh;; Spanish fer-nahn-daw] /fərˈnæn doʊ;; Spanish fɛrˈnɑn dɔ/ (Show IPA),
c1500–42, Spanish soldier and explorer in America.
2.
a city in NE Texas.
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Soto1

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

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De Soto

/də ˈsəʊtəʊ; Spanish de ˈsoto/
noun
1.
Hernando (ɛrˈnando). ?1500–42, Spanish explorer, who discovered the Mississippi River (1541) Also Fernando De Soto (fɛrˈnando)
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