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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun May 5, observed by Mexicans and people of Mexican descent in commemoration of the 1862 defeat of French troops at the Battle of Puebla.

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  • proper noun 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.

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  • noun 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

Etymologies

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

[Spanish : cinco, five + de, of + Mayo, May.]

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Spanish, from cinco ("five") + de ("of") + mayo ("May"); May fifth

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