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BUENA VISTA

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BUENA VISTA (noun)
  The noun BUENA VISTA has 1 sense:

1. a pitched battle in the Mexican War in 1847; United States forces under Zachary Taylor defeated the Mexican forces under Santa Anna at a locality in northern Mexico

  Familiarity information: BUENA VISTA used as a noun is very rare.


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BUENA VISTA (noun)


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Meaning:

A pitched battle in the Mexican War in 1847; United States forces under Zachary Taylor defeated the Mexican forces under Santa Anna at a locality in northern Mexico

Classified under:

Nouns denoting acts or actions

Instance hypernyms:

pitched battle (a fierce battle fought in close combat between troops in predetermined positions at a chosen time and place)

Domain region:

Mexico; United Mexican States (a republic in southern North America; became independent from Spain in 1810)

Holonyms ("Buena Vista" is a part of...):

Mexican War (after disputes over Texas lands that were settled by Mexicans the United States declared war on Mexico in 1846 and by treaty in 1848 took Texas and California and Arizona and New Mexico and Nevada and Utah and part of Colorado and paid Mexico $15,000,000)


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