Las Cruces[läs kro̵o′sis]
Las Cruces definition by Webster's New World
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city in S N.Mex., on the Rio Grande: pop. 74,000
Origin: Spanish literally , the crosses: probably from crosses marking an early burial spot
Las Cruces definition by American Heritage Dictionary
A city of southern New Mexico on the Rio Grande north-northwest of El Paso, Texas. Irrigated farming and the nearby White Sands Missile Range are important to its economy. Population: 86,300.