(obsolete) A Mexica; an Aztec.
* 1660: , The Shaking of the Olive-Tree , p. 260
* 1677: Richard Gilpin, Daemonologia Sacra, or, a Treatise of Satans Temptations , pp. 255–256
- Surely, nature it ?elf calls to us for this re?pect to a deity, even the very ?avage Indians may teach us this point of religion; among?t whom we find the Mexicans , a people that had never had any intercour?e with the other three parts of the World, Eminent in this kinde; what ?umptuous, and ?tately Temples had they erected to their Devils: How did they enrich their mi?-called Gods with Magazins of their trea?ure?
* 1782: review of Storia antica del Messico'', in ''The Critical Review: Or, Annals of Literature , vol. 54, p. 144
- Not unlike to this were tho?e mor?els'' of Pa?te, which the ''Mexicans'' u?ed in their Religious Fea?ts, which they laid at their Idols Feet, con?ecrating them by Singing and other Ceremonies, and then they called them ''the Fle?h and Bones'' of their God ''Vitziliputzli
(obsolete) The Nahuatl language.
* 1856: Arthur Helps, The Spanish Conquest in America , vol. 2, p. 239
- The Azteche?e, or Mexicans , were the la?t who arrived in Anahuac.
A person from Mexico or of Mexican descent.
- Painala was in the Mexican province of Coatzacualco: she was accordingly able to speak Mexican .
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(US, slang, offensive) A person from, or of descent from, any Spanish-speaking country.
The Mexican dialect of Spanish.
* 1970 , Stan Steiner, La raza: the Mexican Americans , page 224
* 1998 , Richard Montoya, Ricardo Salinas, Herbert Siguenza, Culture Clash: Life, Death, and Revolutionary Comedy , page
- "You see, I never learned to speak Spanish, but speak Mexican fluently," he says disarmingly.
* 2000 , Ben K. Green, The Village Horse Doctor: West of the Pecos , page 87
- You really scare me when you speak Mexican .
(Australia, slang, Queensland) A person from either of the southern states of New South Wales and Victoria.
- I didn't speak much Mexican , but I savvied a lot more than I could speak and picked the word banditos out of their conversation.
* (Mexica) Mexica, Aztec
* (language) Nahuatl, Aztec
(obsolete) Of or pertaining to the Mexica people.
(obsolete) Of or pertaining to the Nahuatl language.
* 1795: W. Winterbotham, An Historical, Geographical, Commercial, and Philosophical View of the American United States , vol 4, p. 87
* 1810: review of "Political Essay on the Kingdom of New Spain", in The Eclectic Review
- The principal grain of Mexico, before the introduction of tho?e from Europe, was maize, in the Mexican language called tluolli, of which there were ?everal kinds, different in ?ize, weight, colour, and ta?te.
Of, from, or pertaining to Mexico.
- The language most universally diffused over the new continent, is the Aztec or Mexican .
* (people) Mexica, Aztec
* (language) Nahuatl, Aztec
* Mexican breakfast
* Mexican jumping bean
* Mexican poppy
* Mexican stocks
* Mexican standoff
* Mexican tea
* Mexican wave
A Mexican and Central American plant of the lily family (Schoenocaulon officinale) .
The seeds of this plant, used in medicine and insecticides.