Hohokam

noun
Ho·ho·kam | \ˌhō-hō-ˈkäm \
plural Hohokam

Definition of Hohokam 

: a member of a prehistoric desert culture of the southwestern U.S. centering in the Gila Valley of Arizona and characterized especially by irrigated agriculture

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Hohokam adjective

First Known Use of Hohokam

1884, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for Hohokam

O'odham (Uto-Aztecan language of southern Arizona) huhugam, literally, those who have gone

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