zocalo


zo·ca·lo

noun \ˈzō-kə-ˌlō\
plural zo·ca·los

Definition of ZOCALO

:  the public square of a Mexican city or town :  plaza

Origin of ZOCALO

Mexican Spanish, from el Zócalo, public square in Mexico City, from Spanish zócalo socle, plinth, from Italian zoccolo; from the plinth of an unfinished monument in Mexico City's main square — more at socle
First Known Use: 1882

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