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Amarillo

[am-uh-ril-oh]
noun
  1. a city in NW Texas.
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Contemporary Examples of amarillo

Historical Examples of amarillo

  • Amarillo in the Panhandle was then purely a cattleman's town.

  • “This is Pratt Sanderson, from Amarillo,” the daughter of the ranchman said first of all.

    Frances of the Ranges

    Amy Bell Marlowe

  • Pratt insisted upon Frances meeting all these people from Amarillo.

    Frances of the Ranges

    Amy Bell Marlowe

  • He could do nothing to save Sue Latrop himself, nor could the other visitors from Amarillo.

    Frances of the Ranges

    Amy Bell Marlowe

  • One of my men will start for 270 Amarillo right away and keep him in sight till we come back.

    Shoe-Bar Stratton

    Joseph Bushnell Ames


British Dictionary definitions for amarillo

Amarillo

noun
  1. an industrial city in NW Texas. Pop: 178 612 (2003 est)
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Word Origin and History for amarillo

n.

name given to several species of American trees, from Spanish, from Arabic anbari "yellow, amber-colored," from anbar "amber" (see amber). The city Amarillo in Texas, U.S., may be so called from the color of the banks of a nearby stream.

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