Olmec [ ol-mek, ohl-] Archaeology EXAMPLES | 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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Examples from the Web for olmec Historical Examples of olmec
And as they went Conan's iron fingers found and locked in
Olmec call a woman and direct her to bandage Valeria's leg.
"Your guest does not like your wine,
Olmec," spoke a cool, sardonic voice.
Olmec talked, Valeria felt the blazing eyes of Tascela fixed upon her. Olmec hurried on down the corridor, and descended a winding ivory staircase. British Dictionary definitions for olmec 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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Word Origin and History for olmec
1787, from Nahuatl
Olmecatl (plural Olmeca), literally "inhabitant of the rubber country."
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