[ maz-uh-tek ]
/ ˈmæz əˌtɛk /
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noun, plural Maz·a·tecs, (especially collectively) Maz·a·tec for 1.
a member of an American Indian people of northern Oaxaca, in Mexico.
the Oto-Manguean language of the Mazatec.
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Let’s start with some etymology: What are the origins of the typographical word “bracket”?
First appeared around 1750, and is related to the French word “braguette” for the name of codpiece armor.
First appeared in 1610, based on the French word “baguette” for the long loaf of bread.
First appeared in 1555, and is related to the French word “raquette” for a netted bat.TAKE THE QUIZ TO FIND OUT
OTHER WORDS FROM MazatecMaz·a·tec·an, adjective
Words nearby Mazatec
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Example sentences from the Web for Mazatec
We passed and repassed picturesque groups of Mazatec indians with their burdens.
The mode of wearing the hair among the Mazatec women is in two broad, flat braids hanging down the back.