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

  • n. Mythology A god of the Toltecs and Aztecs, one of the manifestations of the sun god Tezcatlipoca and represented as a plumed serpent.

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

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

  • n. an Aztec deity represented as a plumed serpent


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



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