Cenote meaning

sə-nōtē
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A water-filled limestone sinkhole of the Yucatán.
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A deep natural well carved out of friable limestone.
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A deep natural well or sinkhole, especially in Central America, formed by the collapse of surface limestone that exposes ground water underneath, and sometimes used by the ancient Mayans for sacrificial offerings.
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Origin of cenote

  • American Spanish from Yucatec ts'onot

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

  • From Spanish cenote, from Yucatec Maya ts'onot.

    From Wiktionary