- a member of an Indian people living in central Mexico before the advent of the Aztecs and traditionally credited with laying the foundation of Aztec culture.
- Also Tol·tec·an. of or relating to the Toltecs.
Origin of Toltec
Examples from the Web for toltec
Historical Examples of toltec
This stone, by the way, is to our mind clearly Toltec, not Aztec.Aztec Land
Maturin M. Ballou
He was a Toltec deity, and was venerated as the god of the air.South American Fights and Fighters
Cyrus Townsend Brady
Like Teotihuacan and Tulla, this is regarded as a relic of Toltec times.The Prehistoric World
E. A. Allen
Toltec songs are highly praised for their beauty and variety.The Works of Hubert Howe Bancroft, Volume 2
Hubert Howe Bancroft
As he glanced at them the young Toltec uttered a great cry and sprang forward.The White Conquerors
- a member of a Central American Indian people who dominated the valley of Mexico from their capital Tula from about 950 to 1160 ad, when the valley was overrun by the Aztecs
- of or relating to this people