Definitions for alamoˈæl əˌmoʊ, ˈɑ lə-

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

al•a•mo*ˈæl əˌmoʊ, ˈɑ lə-(n.)(pl.)-mos.

  1. a poplar.

    Category: Dialect

* Southwestern U.S..

Origin of alamo:

1830–40; < Sp álamo poplar, ult. < a pre-L language of Iberia

Al•a•moˈæl əˌmoʊ(n.)

  1. a Franciscan mission in San Antonio, Texas, taken by Mexicans in 1836 during the Texan war for independence.

    Category: American History

Princeton's WordNet

  1. Alamo(noun)

    a siege and massacre at a mission in San Antonio in 1836; Mexican forces under Santa Anna besieged and massacred American rebels who were fighting to make Texas independent of Mexico

Wiktionary

  1. alamo(Noun)

    A poplar tree of Southwestern U.S.; the cottonwood.

  2. Alamo(ProperNoun)

    An infamous fort in San Antonio, Texas, USA.

  3. Alamo(ProperNoun)

    Something heavily guarded.

  4. Origin: From álamo

Freebase

  1. Alamo

    Alamo, Texas, in what is nicknamed the "Land of Two Summers," is a town in the irrigated area of southern Hidalgo County, Texas. This town was incorporated in 1924, and it was named for the Alamo Land and Sugar Company, not the famous Texas Alamo Mission, 240 miles to the north. The town is located in an area of abundant vegetable farming and citrus groves, and it is a noted winter resort/retirement town near the Mexico-U.S. border. Alamo is also one of the Rio Grande Valley's gateways to Mexico, via U.S. Route 281 and Nuevo Progreso, Tamaulipas. Alamo's population was just 18,353 at the time of the 2010 U.S. Census. Alamo is part of the McAllen–Edinburg–Mission and Reynosa–McAllen metropolitan areas.

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