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zocalo

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noun, zo·ca·lo \ˈzō-kə-ˌlō\

Definition of zocalo

plural zocalos

  1. :  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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