Nazca

adjective

Naz·​ca
variants or less commonly Nasca
ˈnäskə
: 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

Word History

Etymology

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 22 Jun. 2024.

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