Definition of cenote
: a deep sinkhole in limestone with a pool at the bottom that is found especially in Yucatán
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From the activities (bicycling to a cenote!) to the food (one of their restaurants serves only food cooked over an open flame!), the place is full of healthyish vibes.
There’s better diving along Mexico’s Riviera Maya, with its crystal clear seas and inland springs called cenotes.
Once there, underground limestone caverns of some of the country’s many cenotes (cey-NO’-tays) await their inspection.
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Origin and Etymology of cenote
Mexican Spanish, from Yucatec ts'onot
First Known Use: 1841See Words from the same year
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