Alamo meaning

ălə-mō
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A poplar tree of Southwestern U.S.; the cottonwood.
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Franciscan mission at San Antonio, Tex.: scene of a siege and massacre of Texans by Mexican troops (1836)
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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.

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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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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, especially a cottonwood.
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A poplar tree; esp., a cottonwood.
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Origin of alamo

  • Spanish álamo

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