Definition of Acapulco

1. Noun. A port and fashionable resort city on the Pacific coast of southern Mexico; known for beaches and water sports (including cliff diving).

Exact synonyms: Acapulco De Juarez
Generic synonyms: City, Metropolis, Urban Center, Port
Group relationships: Mexico, United Mexican States

Definition of Acapulco

1. Proper noun. A port and city on the west coast of Mexico, in the state of Guerrero. ¹

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Acapulco

Acanthocereus pentagonus
Acanthocereus tetragonus
Acanthocybium solandri
Acanthophis antarcticus
Acanthoscelides obtectus
Acanthurus chirurgus
Acanthus mollis
Acapulco de Juarez
Acapulco gold
Acarus balatus
Acarus folliculorum
Acarus gallinae
Acarus hordei
Acarus rhizoglypticus hyacinthi
Acarus scabiei

Literary usage of Acapulco

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Report of the Annual Meeting (1857)
"42. Probably a young Latyrus. 283 Turbinella ardeola, Val. acapulco. = T. crestas, Brod. ... 338, the author again refers to acapulco aa in South America. ..."

2. Transactions of the Connecticut Academy of Arts and Sciences by Connecticut Academy of Arts and Sciences (1871)
"acapulco and Mazatlan. Dr. Stimpson records H. helianthus from Mazatlan, ... acapulco. This list, which is doubtless very imperfect,* includes 23 species, ..."

3. History of the Buccaneers of America by James Burney (1891)
"A mulatto whom they took prisoner told them that a ship of twenty guns had lately arrived at acapulco from Lima. Townley and his crew had long been ..."

4. Appletons' Guide to Mexico: Including a Chapter on Guatemala, and a Complete by Alfred Ronald Conkling (1884)
"The climate of acapulco is very hot and unhealthy. The town lies on a narrow strip of land, less than half a mile in width, on which there is but little ..."

5. The Geographical and Historical Dictionary of America and the West Indies by Antonio de Alcedo, George Alexander Thompson (1812)
"From acapulco to Lima the passage is sometimes longer than from Lima to Cadiz. ... The chief trade of acapulco continues still to be its commerce with ..."

6. An Account of the European Settlements in America: Containing an Accurate by Edmund Burke, William Burke (1808)
"The fairs of acapulco and La Vera Cruz.—The flota and register ships. « THE trade of Mexico may be considered as consisting of three great branches, ..."

7. Political Essay on the Kingdom of New Spain by Alexander von Humboldt (1811)
"The productions from the Philippine Islands aml Peru, arrive .by'the road from Mexico to acapulco. It is carried along a less rapid slope ..."

8. On the Frontier: Reminiscences of Wild Sports, Personal Adventures, and by J. S. Campion (1878)
"acapulco—The Bay—The Women—The Fandango—Beauty and Ugliness— La Mariposa—Lozada—My little Speech—The Appointment—Good Advice—How I keep the ..."

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