noun te·o·cal·li \ˌtē-ə-ˈka-lē, ˌtā-ə-ˈkä-\

Definition of TEOCALLI

:  an ancient temple of Mexico or Central America usually built upon the summit of a truncated pyramidal mound; also :  the mound itself

Origin of TEOCALLI

Nahuatl teōcalli, from teōtl god + calli house
First Known Use: circa 1613


Next Word in the Dictionary: teonanacatlPrevious Word in the Dictionary: tenzonAll Words Near: teocalli
July 04, 2015
stringent Hear it
rigorous, strict, or severe
Take a 3-minute break and test your skills!
How to use a word that (literally) drives some people nuts.
Test your vocab with our fun, fast game
Ailurophobia, and 9 other unusual fears