[ mez-oh-uh-mer-i-kuh, mes-, mee-zoh-, -soh- ]
/ ˌmɛz oʊ əˈmɛr ɪ kə, ˌmɛs-, ˌmi zoʊ-, -soʊ- /
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Anthropology, Archaeology. the area extending approximately from central Mexico to Honduras and Nicaragua in which diverse pre-Columbian civilizations flourished.
(loosely) Central America.
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OTHER WORDS FROM MesoamericaMes·o·a·mer·i·can, adjective, noun
Words nearby Mesoamerica
mesmerizing, mesnalty, mesne, mesne lord, meso-, Mesoamerica, mesoappendix, mesobenthos, mesoblast, mesocardium, mesocarp
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How to use Mesoamerica in a sentence
People in both the Old and New Worlds used it everywhere from Mesoamerica to China, where it was traded along the fabled Silk Road.These skeletons might be evidence of the oldest known mercury poisonings|Rahul Rao|November 22, 2021|Popular-Science
An unexpected architectural tradition linked many Olmec and Maya societies of Mesoamerica, an ancient cultural area that ran from central Mexico to Central America.Lidar reveals a possible blueprint for many Olmec and Maya ceremonial sites|Bruce Bower|October 25, 2021|Science News
In any city where you find immigrants from Mesoamerica, I guarantee you they are making chocolate.Meet Four Craft Chocolate Makers Decolonizing the Industry|Jinji Fraser|October 22, 2020|Eater
British Dictionary definitions for Mesoamerica
/ (ˌmɛsəʊəˈmɛrɪkə) /
another name for Central America
Derived forms of MesoamericaMesoamerican or Meso-American, adjective, noun
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