from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- A city of east-central Mexico east of Mexico City. Built on the site of a pre-Columbian city, Jalapa was captured by Cortés in 1519. It is now an agricultural trade center and a mountain resort. Population: 388,000.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A genus of plants, a species of which was supposed to be the source of jalap. Now referred to Mirabilis.
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