Mexico

geographical name
Mex·​i·​co | \ ˈmek-si-ˌkō How to pronounce Mexico (audio) \
variants: or Spanish Méjico \ ˈme-​hē-​(ˌ)kō How to pronounce Mexico (audio) \ or Mexican Spanish México \ ˈme-​hē-​(ˌ)kō How to pronounce Mexico (audio) \

Definition of Mexico

1 country in southern North America south of the U.S. (Texas, New Mexico, Arizona, and California), north of Guatemala and Belize, and between the Gulf of Mexico and the Pacific; a republic; capital Mexico City area 758,449 square miles (1,964,375 square kilometers), population 125,959,000 — see also mexican sense 1a
2 state of south central Mexico (country); capital Toluca area 8286 square miles (21,461 square kilometers), population 15,175,862
3 — see mexico city

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“Mexico.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Mexico. Accessed 11 Apr. 2021.

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