from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- A city of central New Mexico on the upper Rio Grande southwest of Santa Fe. Founded in 1706, it is a noted health resort. Population: 505,000.
- Albuquerque, Affonso de Known as "Affonso the Great.” 1453-1515. Portuguese colonial administrator considered the founder of the Portuguese empire in the East.
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- proper n. Largest city in New Mexico, USA
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- n. the largest city in New Mexico; located in central New Mexico on the Rio Grande river
From Spanish Alburquerque ("a town in Spain"), after Spanish viceroy Francisco Fernández de la Cueva, 8th Duke of Alburquerque (1619–1676). (Wiktionary)