from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • A rocky hill south of Mexico City, Mexico. It was the site of a major American victory (September 12-13, 1847) during the Mexican War.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. a pitched battle in the Mexican War that resulted in a major victory for American forces over Mexican forces at a locality south of Mexico City (1847)


Sorry, no etymologies found.



Log in or sign up to get involved in the conversation. It's quick and easy.

  • Chapoltepēc, "At the grasshopper hill" in the Nahuatl language

    October 3, 2010