city in SE Mexico: capital of Yucatán state
- A city of southeast Mexico on the Yucatán Peninsula, founded in 1542 on the site of a ruined Mayan city.x
- A city of southwest Spain east of Badajoz. Once a Roman provincial capital, it is noted for its archaeological remains.x
OriginSee also: Merida
From Spanish, from the third word of the Latin name “colÅnia Augusta Ä’merita", from the feminine of Ä“meritus (“veteran"), referring to the Iberian city being founded as an imperial veterans' colony.