Chihuahua

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noun Chi·hua·hua \chə-ˈwä-(ˌ)wä, shə-, -wə\

Definition of Chihuahua

  1. :  any of a breed of very small roundheaded dogs that occur in short-coated and long-coated varieties

Origin and Etymology of chihuahua

Mexican Spanish, from Chihuahua, Mexico


First Known Use: 1858


Chihuahua

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geographical name Chi·hua·hua \chē-ˈwä-(ˌ)wä, chə-, -wə\

Definition of Chihuahua

  1. 1 state of northern Mexico bordering on the U.S. (Texas and Arizona) area 95,400 square miles (247,086 square kilometers), population 3,406,465

  2. 2 city, and capital of the Mexican state of Chichuahua metropolitan area population 819,543


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