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 Dictionary entry overview: What does Mexico mean? 

MEXICO (noun)
  The noun MEXICO has 1 sense:

1. a republic in southern North America; became independent from Spain in 1810

  Familiarity information: MEXICO used as a noun is very rare.

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MEXICO (noun)

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A republic in southern North America; became independent from Spain in 1810

Classified under:

Nouns denoting spatial position


Mexico; United Mexican States

Instance hypernyms:

North American country; North American nation (a country on the North American continent)

Meronyms (parts of "Mexico"):

Torreon (a city in northern Mexico west of Monterrey)

Tampico (a port city in eastern Mexico)

Tepic (a city in west central Mexico)

Tabasco (a Mexican state on the Gulf of Campeche)

Santa Maria del Tule (a town in southeastern Mexico near Oaxaca; site of Ahuehuete, a giant Montezuma cypress)

San Luis Potosi (a city in central Mexico)

Quintana Roo (a Mexican state on the eastern side of the Yucatan Peninsula)

Heroica Puebla de Zaragoza; Puebla; Puebla de Zaragoza (a city in south central Mexico (southeast of Mexico City) on the edge of central Mexican plateau)

Orizaba (a city of east central Mexico (west of Veracruz); a popular resort)

Oaxaca; Oaxaca de Juarez (a city of southeastern Mexico)

Nogales (a town in northern Mexico on the border of Arizona)

Tuxtla Gutierrez (a city in southeastern Mexico)

Ahuehuete; Tule tree (Mexico's most famous tree; a giant specimen of Montezuma cypress more than 2,000 years old with a girth of 165 feet at Santa Maria del Tule)

Veracruz (a major Mexican port on the Gulf of Mexico in the state of Veracruz)

Sierra Madre Oriental (a mountain range in northeastern Mexico the runs parallel to the coastline of the Gulf of Mexico)

Sierra Madre Occidental (a mountain range in northwestern Mexico that runs south from Arizona parallel to the Pacific coastline)

Baja California; Lower California (a mountainous peninsula on northwest Mexico)

Gulf of Tehuantepec (an arm of the Pacific in southern Mexico)

Bay of Campeche; Golfo de Campeche; Gulf of Campeche (a part of the Gulf of Mexico west of Yucatan)

Gulf of California; Sea of Cortes (a gulf west of Mexico)

Colorado; Colorado River (an important river in the southwestern United States; rises in the Rocky Mountains of northern Colorado and flows southwest through Utah into Arizona (where it flows through the Grand Canyon) and then southward through the southern tip of Nevada, then forming the border between California and Arizona and finally into Mexico where it empties into the Gulf of California; the main source of water in the southwestern United States)

Colima; Nevado de Colima; Volcan de Colima (an active volcano in southwestern Mexico)

Citlaltepetl; Mount Orizaba; Mt Orizaba; Pico de Orizaba (an extinct volcano in southern Mexico between Mexico City and Veracruz; the highest peak in Mexico (18,695 feet))

Chihuahuan Desert (a desert in western Texas, New Mexico, Arizona, and northern Mexico)

Villa Hermosa; Villahermosa (a city in southeastern Mexico; the capital of the state of Tabasco)

Monterrey (an industrial city in northeastern Mexico)

capital of Mexico; Ciudad de Mexico; Mexican capital; Mexico City (the capital and largest city of Mexico is a political and cultural and commercial and industrial center; one of the world's largest cities)

Mexicali (a city in northwestern Mexico near the California border)

Rio Bravo; Rio Grande (a North American river; boundary between the United States and Mexico; flows into Gulf of Mexico)

Yucatan; Yucatan Peninsula (a peninsula in Central America extending into the Gulf of Mexico between the Bay of Campeche and the Caribbean Sea)

Acapulco; Acapulco de Juarez (a port and fashionable resort city on the Pacific coast of southern Mexico; known for beaches and water sports (including cliff diving))

Ciudad Juarez; Juarez (a city in northern Mexico on the Rio Grande opposite El Paso)

Ciudad Victoria (a city in east central Mexico)

Coahuila (a state in northern Mexico; mostly high plateau)

Culiacan (a city in northwestern Mexico)

Durango; Victoria de Durango (a city in north central Mexico; mining center)

Guadalajara (a city in southwestern Mexico; a popular health resort and site of architecture from the Spanish colonial era)

Hermosillo (a city in northwestern Mexico near the Gulf of California)

Leon (a city in central Mexico)

Mazatlan (a port city in western Mexico on the Pacific Ocean; tourist center)

Matamoros (a city in northeastern Mexico opposite Brownsville near the mouth of the Rio Grande)

Meronyms (members of "Mexico"):

Mexican (a native or inhabitant of Mexico)

Domain member region:

tamale (corn and cornmeal dough stuffed with a meat mixture then wrapped in corn husks and steamed)

Battle of Puebla (a battle in which Mexican forces defeated the French in 1862)

Chapultepec (a pitched battle in the Mexican War that resulted in a major victory for American forces over Mexican forces at a locality south of Mexico City (1847))

Apache (any member of Athapaskan tribes that migrated to the southwestern desert (from Arizona to Texas and south into Mexico); fought a losing battle from 1861 to 1886 with the United States and were resettled in Oklahoma)

Mexican-American; Mexicano (a Mexican (or person of Mexican descent) living in the United States)

conquistador (an adventurer (especially one who led the Spanish conquest of Mexico and Peru in the 16th century))

Mexican Revolution (a revolution for agrarian reforms led in northern Mexico by Pancho Villa and in southern Mexico by Emiliano Zapata (1910-1911))

mole (spicy sauce often containing chocolate)

chili; chili con carne (ground beef and chili peppers or chili powder often with tomatoes and kidney beans)

enchilada (tortilla with meat filling baked in tomato sauce seasoned with chili)

tortilla (thin unleavened pancake made from cornmeal or wheat flour)

taco (a tortilla rolled cupped around a filling)

tostada (a crisp flat tortilla)

frijoles refritos; refried beans (dried beans cooked and mashed and then fried in lard with various seasonings)

Buena Vista (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)

Heroica Puebla de Zaragoza; Puebla; Puebla de Zaragoza (a city in south central Mexico (southeast of Mexico City) on the edge of central Mexican plateau)

burrito (a flour tortilla folded around a filling)

Holonyms ("Mexico" is a part of...):

Mesoamerica (Mexico and Central America)

Holonyms ("Mexico" is a member of...):

OAS; Organization of American States (an association of countries in the western hemisphere; created in 1948 to promote military and economic and social and cultural cooperation)

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