Definitions

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

  • A peninsula mostly in southeast Mexico between the Caribbean Sea and the Gulf of Mexico. It includes many Mayan and Toltec sites and is separated from Cuba by the Yucatán Channel.

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  • proper noun A peninsula in southeast Mexico.
  • proper noun A state in Mexico.

Etymologies

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