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Colima

[ kaw-lee-mah ]
/ kɔˈli mɑ /
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noun
a state in southwestern Mexico, on the Pacific Coast. 2,010 square miles (5,205 square kilometers).
a city in and the capital of this state, in the eastern part.
a volcano northwest of this city, in Jalisco state. 12,631 feet (3,850 meters).
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Origin of Colima

First recorded in 1865–70, referring to the volcano; from Mexican Spanish, probably from Nahuatl coliman, of uncertain meaning
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British Dictionary definitions for Colima

Colima
/ (Spanish koˈlima) /

noun
a state of SW Mexico, on the Pacific coast: mainly a coastal plain, rising to the foothills of the Sierra Madre, with important mineral resources. Capital: Colima. Pop: 238 000 (2005 est). Area: 5455 sq km (2106 sq miles)
a city in SW Mexico, capital of Colima state, on the Colima River. Pop: 106 967 (1990)
Nevado de Colima a volcano in SW Mexico, in Jalisco state. Height: 4339 m (14 235 ft)
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