from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- A city of southwest Mexico west-northwest of Mexico City. Founded in 1541 as Valladolid, it was renamed in 1828 after the revolutionary hero José María Morelos y Pavón (1765-1815). Population: 608,000.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. An Australian genus of pythons or rock-snakes, of the family Pythonidæ, having the rostral plate and several of the labials pitted.
- n. [l. c] A python of the genus Morelia.
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My 'hood in Morelia is made up of 95% Mexicanos and our friends are mostly Mexicanos.
On the other hand, the neighborhood where I live in Morelia is peaceful, quiet, and the neighbors all respect one another's privacy -- almost too much.
The weather in Morelia is a lot better than in Veracruz.
I read somewhere recently (and will post the source when I find it) that much of the business community in Morelia is under the control of the La Familia cartel.
I think the number of native English-speaking expatriates in Morelia is probably around 250-300.
To avoid the gridlock of Mexico City, visitors can fly direct from several cities in the U.S. to Morelia, which is a three-hour drive west of the reserve and itself a World Heritage Site for its historic colonial buildings in the central city.
Mexican patriot, b. at Valladolid (now called Morelia in his honour),
ROBERTS: He was hiding out in a Morelia which is a small town about 130 miles west of Mexico City, a little farming town.
* Mexican club Morelia defeated the New England Revolution, 2-1, in the final of the SuperLiga.
Genaro Guisar Valencia, who was stripped by lawmakers of his post as mayor of Apatzingan because of his arrest, told reporters outside the prison in the state capital of Morelia that he would ask the state's legislature to reverse its decision.
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