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2008-03-22 00:05:00

A new genetic study conducted by a team of international researchers sheds light on Latin America's history, finding that European colonization resulted in a dramatic shift from a native American populace to one that is mainly mixed. However, some areas within Latin America, such as Mexico City, still preserve a genetic heritage due to the high numbers of native populations during European colonization. The study's findings suggest that male European settlers slaughtered the native men, and...


Word of the Day
caparison
  • A cloth or covering, more or less ornamented, laid over the saddle or furniture of a horse, especially of a sumpter-horse or horse of state.
  • Clothing, especially sumptuous clothing; equipment; outfit.
  • To cover with a caparison, as a horse.
  • To dress sumptuously; adorn with rich dress.
This word ultimately comes from the Medieval Latin 'cappa,' cloak.
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