Definition of Chinampa

1. Noun. A method of ancient agriculture, once used in Mexico, that used artificial islands of fertile land. ¹



¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Chinampa

1. a floating garden [n -S]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Chinampa

china cap
china clay
china closet
china marker
china pink
china stone
china white
chinaball
chinaberries
chinaberry
chinaberry tree
chinaldine
chinaldines
chinalike
chinampa (current term)
chinampas
chinar
chinars
chinas
chinaware
chinawares
chinazol
chinbone
chinbones
chincapin
chincapins
chinch
chinch bug
chincherie

Literary usage of Chinampa

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1. The Fair God: A Tale of the Conquest of Mexico by Lew[is] Wallace (1898)
"... that swung to and fro regularly as the chinampa obeyed the waves, lay Tula and Nene- tzin. They were both beautiful, but different in their beauty. ..."

2. History of the New World Called America by Edward John Payne (1892)
"(3) For some time after the chinampa has been formed, it does in fact float on the mud, and is dragged from its first position in order that the cultivator ..."

3. Science by American Association for the Advancement of Science (1883)
"chinampas The one form of pre-Columbian drainage that has long been known and well studied is the chinampa system of the Valley of Mexico (2). ..."

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