Cerro Gordo

[ ser-raw -gawr-daw ]
/ ˈsɛr rɔ ˈgɔr dɔ /

noun

a mountain pass in E Mexico between Veracruz and Jalapa: defeat of Mexican troops by U.S. troops 1847.

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British Dictionary definitions for Cerro Gordo

Cerro Gordo
/ (Spanish ˈθɛrrɔ ˈɡorðo) /

noun

a mountain pass in E Mexico, between Veracruz and Jalapa: site of a battle in the Mexican War (1847) in which American forces under General Scott decisively defeated the Mexicans
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