Aztec

Aztec
noun Etymology: Spanish azteca, from Nahuatl aztēcah, plural of aztēcatl Date: 1814 1. a. a member of a Nahuatl-speaking people that founded the Mexican empire conquered by Cortes in 1519 b. a member of any people under Aztec influence 2. NahuatlAztecan adjective

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