New Mexico

geographical name
New Mex·​i·​co | \ ˈmek-si-ˌkō How to pronounce New Mexico (audio) \

Definition of New Mexico

state in the southwestern U.S. bordering on Mexico; capital Santa Fe area 121,593 square miles (314,926 square kilometers), population 2,059,179

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New Mexican \ ˈmek-​si-​kən How to pronounce New Mexican (audio) \ adjective or noun

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“New Mexico.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/New%20Mexico. Accessed 26 Oct. 2020.

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