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noun | encyclopedia/cuisine Definition of New Mexican cuisine New Mexican cuisine is rooted in a blend of the traditional foods of Pueblo and Neomexicano communities, adapted and modified most prominently by Navajo, Apache, Comanche, and Route 66 diners, as well as other Iberian, Mediterranean, European, Mexican, American, and international cuisines. Traditional New Mexican cuisine revolves […]Continue reading

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accent, dialect, language | part of: encyclopedia/language Pronounced: \noo mek-si-kuhn ing-glish\ | IPA: /nu ˈmɛk sɪ kən ˈɪŋ glɪʃ/ Definition of New Mexican English The American English language as used in New Mexico (also other parts of the American Southwest), the dialect referred to as New Mexican English, centers around the Middle Rio Grande Valley; […]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 subgenre of New Mexico music, a style and genre of music originating in New Mexico, merging Americana music styles and traditions. Typified by its usage of acoustic guitar, banjo, and violin, with lyrics in New Mexican English, other […]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. In Navajo: Yootó Hahoodzo.), founded on July 12, 1598, at San Juan de los Caballeros as Real de Nuevo México is a mountain state of the United States of […]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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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 (en español: música Nuevo Mexicana) a style and genre of music originating in New Mexico, in the modern day United States. Traditional New Mexico music has its origin [...]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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