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noun | encyclopedia/cuisine Definition of New Mexican cuisine New Mexicans traditionally eat two meals a day in the morning and night, snacking throughout the day is normal, the large assortment of dishes geared towards breakfasts and dinner, and snacking, are evidence of this. It is now also common for an American lunch to be included into the daily routine, this has […]Continue reading

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noun | encyclopedia/culture Pronounced: \noo mek-si-kah-naw\ | IPA: /nu ˈmɛk sɪˈkæn ə/ Definition of New Mexicana things and style thought to be typical of the U.S. state of New Mexico or its culture. Example: New Mexicana decor and New Mexicana music. Examples of New Mexicana Primary examples of New Mexicana. Metropolitan areas; Albuquerque, Las Cruces, Farmington, and Santa Fe. Micropolitan areas; Clovis, Española, Grants, Las Vegas, Los Alamos, […]Continue reading

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noun / music genre | encyclopedia/music Pronounced: \noo mek-si-kah-naw\ | IPA: /nu ˈmɛk sɪˈkæn ə/ Definition of New Mexicana music a style and genre of music originating in New Mexico, in the modern day United States. It is a subgenre of New Mexico music, merging Americana music styles and traditions. Typified by its usage for dancing, with lyrics in […]Continue reading

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geographical name | encyclopedia Pronounced: \noo mek-si-koh, nyoo mek-si-koh\ | IPA:/nu ˈmɛk sɪˌkoʊ, nyu ˈmɛk sɪˌkoʊ/ Definition of New Mexico The State of New Mexico (In Spanish: Estado de Nuevo México), founded on July 12, 1598, as Real de Nuevo México is a mountain state of the United States of America, which joined the Union on January 6, 1912. It is […]Continue reading

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Capsicum Annuum L. ‘New Mexico chile’ Cultivar of the shrub that produces perennial peppers (capsicum), native to the Americas. The edible fruit of New Mexico chile is a many-seeded, savory and lightly-pungent, long berry; which usually is green and matures to red. The New Mexico chile cultivar grows best along the Rio Grande, the Rio Grande Bosque, and in inland with New Mexico’s unique “landrace” chile.

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accent, dialect, language | encyclopedia/language Pronounced: \noo mek-si-kuhn ing-glish\ | IPA: /nu ˈmɛk sɪ kən ˈɪŋ glɪʃ/ Definition of New Mexico English —the American English language as used in New Mexico (also eastern Arizona, southeastern Utah, southern Colorado, and western Oklahoma and Texas). The primary dialect, also referred to as New Mexico English, centers around the Middle Rio Grande […]Continue reading

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noun / music genre | encyclopedia/music Pronounced: \noo mek-si-koh myoo-zik, nyoo mek-si-koh myoo-zik\ | IPA: /nu ˈmɛk sɪˌkoʊ ˈmyu zɪk, nyu ˈmɛk sɪˌkoʊ ˈmyu zɪk/ Definition of New Mexico music a style and genre of music originating in New Mexico, in the modern day United States, in 13th century Native American Pueblo modern culture and additionally in the Spanish viceroyalty of […]Continue reading

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Shrimp are commonly eaten decapod crustaceans in coastal cities outside of New Mexico, and usually made available in New Mexico from nearby Texas. However, New Mexico shrimp was developed by New Mexico State University, well-known for its agricultural prowess since its early 1800s horticultural developments on the New Mexico chile pepper. New Mexico shrimp is farm-raised on a humane diet of cottonseed, in a ecologically responsible manner, while still providing plenty of clean water space to ensure clean shrimp. NMSU has developed the New Mexico Shrimp Company to encourage further development.

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geographic name Definition of North Central New Mexico A region of New Mexico, centering in Santa Fe County, and encompassing Los Alamos County, Rio Arriba County, and Taos County. Located in this region are the major cities, towns, and villages of North Central New Mexico are Santa Fe, Abiquiu, Angel Fire, Chama, Los Alamos, Ojo Caliente, […]Continue reading

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geographic name Definition of Northwest New Mexico A region of New Mexico, known as Indian Country, encompassing Cibola County, McKinley County, and San Juan County. Located in this region are the major cities, towns, and villages of Northwest New Mexico are Aztec, Farmington, Gallup, Grants, and Milan; the Pueblos of Acoma Pueblo, Laguna Pueblo, and Zuni […]Continue reading

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noun | encyclopedia/culture Pronounced: \nuevo meheeco\ IPA: /nweβo ‘mehiko/ Definition of Nuevo México The frontier, colony, and territory phases of a region in the northern reaches of New Spain, and subsequently Northern Mexico and the Southwestern United States, first referred to as Nuevo México by Spanish explorers during the mid-1500s and officially a recognized government of Spain, […]Continue reading

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