Nazca

adjective
Naz·​ca
variants: or less commonly Nasca \ ˈnäskə \

Definition of Nazca

: of or relating to a culture of the coast of southern Peru dating from about 2000 b.c. and characterized by a thin hard coiled pottery painted in many brilliant colors and conventionalized symbolic design, by expert weaving, and by irrigated agriculture in an area now desert

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History and Etymology for Nazca

from Nazca (Nasca), town in southwestern Peru

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“Nazca.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Nazca. Accessed 30 Sep. 2020.

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