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[vuh-ley-oh, -hoh; for 1, 2 also Spanish bah-ye-haw]
  1. Cé·sar [Spanish se-sahr] /Spanish ˈsɛ sɑr/, 1895–1938, Peruvian poet.
  2. Ma·ri·a·no Gua·da·lupe [mahr-ee-ah-noh gwahd-l-oop, -oo-pee, mar-; Spanish mah-ryah-naw gwah-th ah-loo-pe] /ˌmɑr iˈɑ noʊ ˌgwɑd lˈup, -ˈu pi, ˌmær-; Spanish mɑˈryɑ nɔ ˌgwɑ ðɑˈlu pɛ/, 1808–90, military and political leader in California, serving the Mexican government until 1846; elected senator to the first state legislature 1849.
  3. a city in W California, on San Pablo Bay, NE of San Francisco.
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Examples from the Web for vallejo

Historical Examples of vallejo

  • He ran in to the wharf at Vallejo, made the boat fast, and helped me out.

    Tales of the Fish Patrol

    Jack London

  • He gave over playing with me, and started on the long beat to Vallejo.

  • General Vallejo, who was his uncle, was given command of the army.

    History of California

    Helen Elliott Bandini

  • I then went to Sonoma, and worked about the same length of time for Gen. Vallejo.

  • At the banquet fiery Alvarado counselled with General Vallejo.

    The Little Lady of Lagunitas

    Richard Henry Savage

British Dictionary definitions for vallejo


  1. César (Abraham) (ˈsesar). 1892–1938, Peruvian poet, living in France and Spain from 1923: noted for his experimental style in such works as Trilce (1922)
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