- ['ɒlmɛk]noun (plural same or Olmecs)1》 a member of a prehistoric people who lived on the Gulf of Mexico.2》 a native people inhabiting this area during the 15th and 16th centuries.Originfrom Nahuatl Olmecatl, (plural) Olmeca, lit. 'inhabitants of the rubber country'.
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Olmec — [äl′mek΄] n. pl. Olmecs or Olmec a member of an ancient American Indian people centered in what are now the Mexican states of Tabasco and Veracruz adj. of the culture of this people, characterized by a highly developed system of agriculture, jade … English World dictionary
Olmec — 1787, from Nahuatl Olmecatl (pl. Olmeca), lit. inhabitant of the rubber country … Etymology dictionary
Olmec — Monument 6, San Lorenzo Tenochtitlan … Wikipedia
Olmec — /ol mek, ohl /, adj., n., pl. Olmecs, (esp. collectively) Olmec. Archaeol. adj. 1. of or designating a Mesoamerican civilization, c1000 400 B.C., along the southern Gulf coast of Mexico, characterized by extensive agriculture, a dating system,… … Universalium
Olmec — /ˈɒlmɛk/ (say olmek) noun 1. a people inhabiting the coast of the Gulf of Mexico c. 1200–400 BC. 2. (plural Olmec or Olmecs) a member of this people. –adjective 3. of or relating to this people or their civilisation … Australian English dictionary
Olmec — noun Etymology: Nahuatl Õlmēcah, a coastal people in Aztec history, from Õlmān, their homeland, probably from ōlli rubber Date: 1880 an ancient people of the southern east coast of Mexico who flourished about 1200 to 400 ; B.C … New Collegiate Dictionary
Olmec — Kolossalkopf Kolossalkopf (Nationalmuseum für Anthropologie, Mexiko Stadt) … Deutsch Wikipedia
Olmec — noun A member of an ancient pre Columbian people living in the tropical lowlands of south central Mexico, in what are roughly the modern day states of Veracruz and Tabasco … Wiktionary
olmec — ol·mec … English syllables
Olmec — Ol•mec [[t]ˈɒl mɛk, ˈoʊl [/t]] adj. n. pl. mecs, (esp. collectively) mec. 1) ara of or designating a Mesoamerican civilization, c1000–400 b.c., along the S Gulf coast of Mexico 2) ara a member of the people who belonged to this ancient… … From formal English to slang