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cenote

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noun ce·no·te \si-ˈnō-tē\

Definition of cenote

  1. :  a deep sinkhole in limestone with a pool at the bottom that is found especially in Yucatán



Origin of cenote

Mexican Spanish, from Yucatec ts'onot


First Known Use: 1841

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