Mochica

adjective
Mo·​chi·​ca | \ mōˈchēkə \

Definition of Mochica

: 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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History and Etymology for 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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“Mochica.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Mochica. Accessed 3 Jul. 2022.

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