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Olmec

[ ol-mek, ohl- ]
/ ˈɒl mɛk, ˈoʊl- /
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adjective
of or designating a Mesoamerican civilization, c1000–400 b.c., along the southern Gulf coast of Mexico, characterized by extensive agriculture, a dating system, long-distance trade networks, pyramids and ceremonial centers, and very fine jade work.
noun, plural Ol·mecs, (especially collectively) Ol·mec.
a member of the ancient people who belonged to the Olmec civilization.
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Olmec
/ (ˈɒlmɛk) /

noun plural -mecs or -mec
a member of an ancient Central American Indian people who inhabited the southern Gulf Coast of Mexico and flourished between about 1200 and 400 bc
adjective
of or relating to these people or their civilization or culture
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