cenote: Meaning and Definition of


Pronunciation: (su-nō'tē), [key]
— n.
  1. a deep natural well or sinkhole, esp. 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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