Mexico proper n

Nahuatl Mexitli, Aztec god of war < metx(tli), moon + xic(tli), navel + co, in, meaning 'in the navel of the moon'.

  1. Central American nation; country in southern North America; government at war the United States in the nineteenth century; place rich in gold and silver mines; [fig.] cochineal; crimson; scarlet dyestuff; color of passionate suffering; red, white, and green sunset hues; (see ED letters).