Definition of milpa
1 a : a small field in Mexico or Central America that is cleared from the forest, cropped for a few seasons, and abandoned for a fresh clearing b : a corn field in Mexico or Central America
2 : the corn plant
Origin of milpa
Mexican Spanish, from Nahuatl mīlpan
First Known Use: 1648
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Spanish Central: Translation of "milpa"
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