chinampa

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Etymology[edit]

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

Noun[edit]

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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Etymology[edit]

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

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Noun[edit]

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 notes[edit]

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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