milpa

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English[edit]

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Noun[edit]

milpa ‎(countable and uncountable, plural milpas)

  1. (agriculture, uncountable) A cyclical crop-growing system used throughout Mesoamerica.
  2. (agriculture, countable) A small field, especially in Mexico or Central America, that is cleared from the jungle, cropped for a few seasons, and then abandoned for a fresh clearing.

Spanish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Classical Nahuatl mīlpan, from mīlli "cultivated land" + the locative pan "in; on".

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

milpa f ‎(plural milpas)

  1. cornfield

Warlpiri[edit]

Noun[edit]

milpa

  1. eye

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