co·​ra | \ ˈkōrə, ˈkȯrə \
plural -s

Definition of cora

 (Entry 1 of 3)

: a gazelle (Gazella arabica) found from Persia to North Africa
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Definition of Cora (Entry 2 of 3)

: a genus of basidiolichens superficially resembling the bracket fungi and widely distributed on soil and trees in Central and South America
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plural Cora or Coras

Definition of Cora (Entry 3 of 3)

1a : a Taracahitian people of the states of Jalisco and Nayarit, Mexico including the Cora proper and the Coano
b : a member of such people
2 : the language of the Cora people

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History and Etymology for cora

Noun (1)

origin unknown

Noun (2)

New Latin, perhaps from Greek korē girl, doll, pupil of the eye; from its circular shape; akin to Latin crescere to grow

Noun (3)

Spanish, of American Indian origin

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“Cora.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/cora. Accessed 22 Oct. 2020.

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