Mochica

adjective Mo·chi·ca \mōˈchēkə\

Definition of Mochica

  1. :  of or relating to a culture period in the valleys of the northern Peruvian coast a.d. 600–700 characterized by fine red and white modeled pottery for grave offerings and ceremonial use predominantly in the form of a container with a stirrup spout

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Origin and Etymology of mochica

after Mochica, a pre-Inca people of high cultural achievement living on the northern coast of Peru (of American Indian origin)


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