Amarillo

[ am-uh-ril-oh ]
/ ˌæm əˈrɪl oʊ /
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noun

a city in NW Texas.

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Amarillo

/ (ˌæməˈrɪləʊ) /

noun

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

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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