noun (1)
san·​dia | \ sänˈdēə \
plural -s

Definition of sandia

 (Entry 1 of 3)


noun (2)
San·​dia | \ sanˈdēə, sän- \
variants: or Sandias \ -​əz \
plural Sandia or Sandias

Definition of Sandia (Entry 2 of 3)

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


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Definition of Sandia (Entry 3 of 3)

: 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

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History and Etymology for sandia

Noun (1)

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

Noun (2)

from Sandia, pueblo in central New Mexico


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

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“Sandia.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 5 Dec. 2021.

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