Definitions

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

  • n. A civilization flourishing on the northern coast of Peru from about 1200 to its absorption by the Inca empire around 1460, known especially for its well-planned cities such as its capital, Chan Chan.

Etymologies

American Spanish Chimú.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)

Examples

  • On the way back he sent troops along the coast to Truxillo, then called Chimu, where they found immense wealth of gold and silver worked into wands, and into beams of the house of Chimu Ccapac, with all which they joined the main army at Caxamarca.

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  • He conquered the province of the Paltas, and the valleys of Pacasmayu and Chimu, which is now

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  • Since the Chimu incident, I have become aware that llamas are very comfortable with alien contact, perhaps from their history in the Andes, which has been a place of extensive extraterrestrial activity from ancient Inca times to the present.

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  • I advised Linda and Nelson to put another baby llama with Chimu, so he could learn how to function and develop his own space from playing with another.

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  • Chimu, a baby llama who was born prematurely, survived against heavy odds, according to the veterinarians who cared for him.

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  • A week or so later, tuning in with Chimu from a distance, I perceived that he now had an aura.

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  • With one member of the space group residing in the body and the others overseeing, it looked like Chimu would become a normal, happy llama; his brain–body connection and aura were becoming balanced.

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  • The Chimu people worked on the most basic ideas to solve the problems of food & water scarcity and were able to see off the calamity.

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  • The Chimu people thrived nonetheless by diversifying their food supply and protecting their scarce water resources.

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  • They are represented on the ceramic pottery of the Chimu, Moche and Chancay cultures found on the coast.

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