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

  • noun A god of the Toltecs and Aztecs, often represented as a plumed serpent, who was worshiped as co-creator of the world along with his adversary Tezcatlipoca.

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  • proper noun The Aztec name for the Feathered-Serpent deity of ancient Mesoamerica, one of the main gods of many Mexican and northern Central American civilizations.

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  • noun an Aztec deity represented as a plumed serpent

Etymologies

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From Classical Nahuatl Quetzalcōātl (literally "quetzal-feather snake").

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