- a poplar.
Origin of alamo
- a Franciscan mission in San Antonio, Texas, besieged by Mexicans on February 23, 1836, during the Texan war for independence and taken on March 6, 1836, with its entire garrison killed.
Examples from the Web for alamo
According to League, Alamo Drafthouse was actively working with Sony on Monday on the possibility of screening The Interview.The Inside Story of How Sony’s ‘The Interview’ Finally Made It to Theaters
December 23, 2014
For them, this is a battle every bit as symbolic and important as the Alamo once was to Americans.In the Battle for Kobani, ISIS Falls Back. But for How Long?
October 20, 2014
As a boy in Alamo, a tiny Mormon ranching community in Lincoln County 90 miles north of Las Vegas, Lamb was one of 11 children.The Cowboy Sheriff of Las Vegas Rides Into ‘Mob Museum’
John L. Smith
June 8, 2014
This show started as a one-off joke at the Alamo Drafthouse in 2007 after viewing this.‘Love & Air Sex’: A Rowdy Film that Demystifies the Kinky Air Sex Championships
February 8, 2014
According to Watts, the moms staged a counter event, one mile away from the Alamo protest.The Scare Campaign of Open Carry Activists
November 18, 2013
If a gun was fired from the Alamo, one of the besiegers was sure to fall.Aztec Land
Maturin M. Ballou
There came from the direction of the Alamo the steady rat-tat-tat of rifles.When the West Was Young
Frederick R. Bechdolt
The Alamo had fallen, and now it was necessary to figure up results.
"You should have remembered that at the Alamo," said the Texan commander.
They had heard of the fall of the Alamo, but had not imagined that all of the garrison were slaughtered.
- the Alamo a mission in San Antonio, Texas, the site of a siege and massacre in 1836 by Mexican forces under Santa Anna of a handful of American rebels fighting for Texan independence from Mexico
Word Origin and History for alamo
nickname of Franciscan Mission San Antonio de Valeroin (begun 1718, dissolved 1793) in San Antonio, Texas; American Spanish, literally "poplar" (in New Spain, also "cottonwood"), from alno "the black poplar," from Latin alnus "alder" (cf. alder).
Perhaps so called in reference to trees growing nearby (cf. Alamogordo, New Mexico, literally "big poplar," and Spanish alameda "a public walk with a row of trees on each side"); but the popular name seems to date from the period 1803-13, when the old mission was the base for a Spanish cavalry company from the Mexican town of Alamo de Parras in Nueva Vizcaya.
A fort, once a chapel, in San Antonio, Texas, where a group of Americans made a heroic stand against a much larger Mexican force in 1836, during the war for Texan independence from Mexico. The Mexicans, under General Santa Anna, besieged the Alamo and eventually killed all of the defenders, including Davy Crockett.