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Olmec

noun Ol·mec \ˈäl-ˌmek, ˈōl-\

Definition of OLMEC

:  an ancient people of the southern east coast of Mexico who flourished about 1200 to 400 British Columbia

Origin of OLMEC

Nahuatl Ōlmēcah, a coastal people in Aztec history, from Ōlmān, their homeland, probably from ōlli rubber
First Known Use: 1880

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