a member of one of the various peoples inhabiting Mesoamerica
Hypernyms: ↑American
of or relating to the people of Mesoamerica or their languages or cultures
Derivationally related forms: ↑Mesoamerica

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\\|me](ˌ)zō, |mē], ](ˌ)sō+\ adjective
Usage: usually capitalized
Etymology: Mesoamerica, region extending from north central No. America to Nicaragua (from Spanish Mesoamérica, from meso- mes- + América America) + English -an
: of, relating to, or characteristic of Mesoamerica or of the people of Mesoamerica

general problems of Mesoamerican prehistory — American Antiquity

the classic period, which saw the full flowering of Mesoamerican civilization in Guatemala, Honduras, El Salvador, and Mexico — A.V.Kidder

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Mesoamerˈican adjective and noun
(also without cap)
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Main Entry:meso-

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