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2008-03-07 03:00:15

By Keven Ann Willey, The Dallas Morning News Mar. 7--SAN CRISToBAL, Mexico -- Contrasts are what produce "wow" moments in Chiapas, Mexico's southernmost state. It's Mexican. But it's really more Mayan. The Spanish were afraid of the jungle and never succeeded in conquering the region. It's modern. Five airports, two large cities (Tuxtla Gutierrez, San Cristobal), better BlackBerry reception than in parts of Texas. But it's also ancient. The Mayans developed a number system based on...


Word of the Day
endocarp
  • The hard inner (usually woody) layer of the pericarp of some fruits (as peaches or plums or cherries or olives) that contains the seed.
This word comes from the Greek 'endon,' in, within, plus the Greek 'karpos', fruit.
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