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Hermosillo

[er-maw-see-yaw]
noun
  1. a city in and the capital of Sonora, in NW Mexico.
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Sonora

[suh-nawr-uh, -nohr-uh; Spanish saw-naw-rah]
noun
  1. a state in NW Mexico. 70,484 sq. mi. (182,555 sq. km). Capital: Hermosillo.
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Related formsSo·no·ran [suh-nawr-uh n, -nohr-uh n] /səˈnɔr ən, -ˈnoʊr ən/, adjective
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Historical Examples of hermosillo

  • They needed a man of name in Hermosillo, and José Perez is now that man.

    The Treasure Trail

    Marah Ellis Ryan

  • He says it was moved to Hermosillo before Juan Gonsalvo, the overseer, died.

    The Treasure Trail

    Marah Ellis Ryan

  • Give me a guide to Hermosillo, and the price of guns can be got for you.

    The Treasure Trail

    Marah Ellis Ryan

  • “Send me to Hermosillo and I will recover enough for a ransom,” said Perez.

    The Treasure Trail

    Marah Ellis Ryan

  • It is now in the hands of a Federal politician who is safer in Hermosillo.

    The Treasure Trail

    Marah Ellis Ryan


British Dictionary definitions for hermosillo

Hermosillo

noun
  1. a city in NW Mexico, capital of Sonora state, on the Sonora River: university (1938); winter resort and commercial centre for an agricultural and mining region. Pop: 668 000 (2005 est)
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Sonora

noun
  1. a state of NW Mexico, on the Gulf of California: consists of a narrow coastal plain rising inland to the Sierra Madre Occidental; an important mining area in colonial times. Capital: Hermosillo. Pop: 2 213 370 (2000). Area: 184 934 sq km (71 403 sq miles)
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Word Origin and History for hermosillo

Sonora

Mexican state, from Spanish sonora "sonorous" (from Latin sonoros; see sonorous), supposedly so called in reference to marble deposits there which rang when struck.

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