a city in and the capital of Veracruz, in E Mexico.


[ver-uh-krooz; Spanish be-rah-kroos]


a state in E Mexico, on the Gulf of Mexico. 27,759 sq. mi. (71,895 sq. km). Capital: Jalapa.
a seaport in this state: the chief port of Mexico.
Formerly Vera Cruz.
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Historical Examples of jalapa

  • But the Jalapanos say, "See Jalapa, and pray for immortality, that you may enjoy it forever."

    Mexico and its Religion

    Robert A. Wilson

  • The quantity shipped from Jalapa is very considerable in the aggregate, and proves an important source of revenue.

    Aztec Land

    Maturin M. Ballou

  • Information came on the 21st that General Scott was still at Jalapa, and would not leave till the 23d.

  • In the same region are the Jalapa district, and the mountains of Puebla, where a great deal of coffee is grown.

    All About Coffee

    William H. Ukers

  • Neither at Jalapa nor elsewhere were there many complaints from women.

British Dictionary definitions for jalapa



a city in E central Mexico, capital of Veracruz State, at an altitude of 1427 m (4681 ft): resort. Pop: 525 000 (2005 est)



a state of E Mexico, on the Gulf of Mexico: consists of a hot humid coastal strip with lagoons, rising rapidly inland to the central plateau and Sierra Madre Oriental. Capital: Jalapa. Pop: 630 000 (2005 est). Area: 72 815 sq km (28 114 sq miles)
the chief port of Mexico, in Veracruz state on the Gulf of Mexico. Pop: 410 000 (2000 est)
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