sandia

noun san·dia \ sänˈdēə \

Definition of sandia

plural -s

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Origin and Etymology of sandia

Spanish sandía, from Arabic (baṭṭīḥa) sindīya melon of Sind, from baṭṭīḥa melon + sindīya of Sind, from Sind, region in the northwestern part of the Indian subcontinent, from Hindi; akin to Sanskrit sindhu river


1

Sandia

noun San·dia \ sanˈdēə , sän- \
variants: or Sandias \-əz\

Definition of Sandia

plural Sandia or Sandias
1 : a Tanoan people occupying a pueblo in New Mexico
2 : a member of the Sandia people

Origin and Etymology of sandia

from Sandia, pueblo in central New Mexico


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Sandia

adjective \ " \

Definition of Sandia

: of or belonging to a pre-Folsom hunting culture in New Mexico characterized by leaf-shaped spear points longer, thicker, and heavier than Folsom points and having a side shoulder at the base as an aid in hafting

Origin and Etymology of sandia

from Sandia mountains, east of the Rio Grande, New Mexico, where remains of this culture were found


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