Alamo Definition

ălə-mō
alamos
noun
A poplar tree, especially a cottonwood.
American Heritage
A poplar tree; esp., a cottonwood.
Webster's New World
Alamo is defined as a mission in San Antonio, Texas that was used as a fort during the Texas revolution.
An example of the Alamo is the site of 187 Texan deaths in 1836.
YourDictionary
The definition of an alamo is a poplar tree from the southwest area of the United States.
An example of an alamo is a cottonwood tree.
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A poplar tree of Southwestern U.S.; the cottonwood.

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proper name
Franciscan mission at San Antonio, Tex.: scene of a siege and massacre of Texans by Mexican troops (1836)
Webster's New World
other
A church built after 1744 as part of a Spanish mission in San Antonio, Texas, and converted to a fort in the early 1800s. During the Texas Revolution against Mexican rule, it was besieged (February 23 to March 6, 1836) by the Mexican army, who killed all the members of the Texas garrison.
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Other Word Forms of Alamo

Noun

Singular:
alamo
Plural:
alamos

Origin of Alamo

  • Spanish álamo

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

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