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[tam-pee-koh; Spanish tahm-pee-kaw]
  1. a seaport in SE Tamaulipas, in E Mexico.
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Related formsTam·pi·can, noun
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Historical Examples

  • But I never learned this till we got to Tampico, where they went with me for the tarpon-fishing.

    Tales of Fishes

    Zane Grey

  • We notice, on the coast, the Gulf of Tampico, into which pours the river Panuco.

  • By the twenty-third Tampico had therefore a garrison of about 650 good regulars.

  • Tampico would have been a delightful resting-place for a while.

  • It would begin in California and end in the parts about Tampico.


    Robert Gordon Latham

British Dictionary definitions for tampico


  1. a port and resort in E Mexico, in Tamaulipas on the Pánuco River: oil refining. Pop: 702 000 (2005 est)
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