[ mer-i-duh ]
/ ˈmɛr ɪ də /
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Origin of merida
apparently after Mérida, Mexico
Definition for merida (2 of 2)
[ me-ree-thah ]
/ ˈmɛ riˌðɑ /
a city in and the capital of Yucatán, in SE Mexico.
a city in W Venezuela.
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British Dictionary definitions for merida
/ (Spanish ˈmeriða) /
a city in SE Mexico, capital of Yucatán state: founded in 1542 on the site of the ancient Mayan city of T'ho; centre of the henequen industry; university. Pop: 919 000 (2005 est)
a city in W Venezuela: founded in 1558 by Spanish conquistadores; University of Los Andes (1785). Pop: 319 000 (2005 est)
a market town in W Spain, in Extremadura, on the Guadiana River: founded in 25 bc; became the capital of Lusitania and one of the chief cities of Iberia. Pop: 52 110 (2003 est)Latin name: Augusta Emerita
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