zocalo

noun zo·ca·lo \ ˈzō-kə-ˌlō \

Definition of zocalo

plural zocalos
: the public square of a Mexican city or town : plaza

Origin and Etymology of zocalo

Mexican Spanish, from el Zócalo, public square in Mexico City, from Spanish zócalo socle, plinth, from Italian zoccolo; from the plinth of an unfinished monument in Mexico City's main square — more at socle


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