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    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [al-uh-moh, ah-luh-]
    • /ˈæl əˌmoʊ, ˈɑ lə-/
    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [al-uh-moh, ah-luh-]
    • /ˈæl əˌmoʊ, ˈɑ lə-/

Definitions of alamo word

  • noun alamo Franciscan mission at San Antonio, Tex.: scene of a siege and massacre of Texans by Mexican troops (1836) 3
  • noun alamo a poplar tree; esp., a cottonwood 3
  • noun plural alamo a poplar. 1
  • noun alamo a Franciscan mission in San Antonio, Texas, besieged by Mexicans on February 23, 1836, during the Texan war for independence and taken on March 6, 1836, with its entire garrison killed. 1
  • noun alamo A poplar tree of Southwestern U.S.; the cottonwood. 1

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Origin of alamo

First appearance:

before 1830
One of the 36% newest English words
First recorded in 1830-40, alamo is from the Spanish word álamo poplar, ultimately < a pre-Roman language of Iberia

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Parts of speech for Alamo


alamo popularity

A pretty common term. Usually people know it’s meaning, but prefer to use a more spread out synonym. About 63% of English native speakers know the meaning and use word.
Most Europeans know this English word. The frequency of it’s usage is somewhere between "mom" and "screwdriver".

alamo usage trend in Literature

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