chinampa

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EtymologyEdit

From Spanish chinampa, from Classical Nahuatl chināmitl (cane fence).

NounEdit

chinampa (plural chinampas)

  1. (historical, in ancient Mesoamerica) A floating island in a shallow lake bed, upon which crops were grown.

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EtymologyEdit

From Classical Nahuatl chināmpan, from chināmitl (cane fence) + -pan (on).

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /t͡ʃiˈnampa/, [t͡ʃiˈnãm.pa]

NounEdit

chinampa f (plural chinampas)

  1. (Mexico) Each of the artificial islands employed in the chinampa method of agriculture. Such islands were often built on wooden rafts during the pre-Columbian era.

Usage notesEdit

  • As a whole, the chinampa method of agriculture is often termed sistema de chinampas or simply chinampas in Spanish, whereas chinampa specifically refers to the tracts of land.

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