cora

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noun (1)

co·​ra
ˈkōrə,
ˈkȯrə
plural -s
: a gazelle (Gazella arabica) found from Persia to North Africa

Cora

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noun (2)

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

Cora

3 of 3

noun (3)

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plural Cora or Coras
1
a
: 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

Word History

Etymology

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 12 Jul. 2024.

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