- (in Mesoamerica) a long and narrow floating field on a shallow lake bed, artificially built up by layering soil, sediment, and decaying vegetation and used, especially by the Aztecs, to grow crops.
Origin of chinampa
Examples from the Web for chinampa
Historical Examples of chinampa
The keeper of the chinampa was there with great bundles of flowers.
Viewed from a distance, the chinampa looked like an island of flowers.
Do you recollect the dream I told you the night on the chinampa?
Up in the northeastern part of the little sea lay a chinampa at anchor.
Every chinampa forms an oblong square about three hundred feet in length, and eighteen or nineteen feet broad.Travels in North America, From Modern Writers