American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. May 5, observed by Mexican communities in Latin America and Mexican-American communities in the United States in commemoration of the 1862 defeat of French troops at the Battle of Puebla.
- n. A national celebration in Mexico, commemorating the victory of Mexican forces led by General Ignacio Zaragoza over the French expeditionary forces in the Battle of Puebla on May 5, 1862, also celebrated widely by immigrants living in the United States.
- n. the fifth of May which is observed in Mexico and Mexican-American communities in the United States to commemorate the Mexican victory over the French in the Battle of Puebla in 1862
- Spanish, from cinco ("five") + de ("of") + mayo ("May"); May fifth (Wiktionary)
- Spanish : cinco, five + de, of + Mayo, May. (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
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