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Canoe
narrow, light boat with its sides meeting in a sharp edge at each end
kayak
Eskimo canoe made with skins stretched over a wood frame leaving only an opening for the paddler
cotton
shrubby plant and the soft, white seed hairs it produces used to make cloth
dye
substance used to give color
basket
container made of interwoven cane or similar material
maize
corn
turnip
biennail plalnt of the mustard family with edible leaves and roundish root used as a vegetable
orchard
an area of land devoted to raising fruit or nut trees
avocado
thick skinned, pear-shaped tropical fruit
papaya
tropical American fruit -large, oblong, yellowish-orange, melon shaped
diet
what a person or animal usually eats and drinks
aqueduct
large conduit or pipe for bringing water from a distant source
stucco
plaster or cement used for surfacing walls
tortillas
thin, flat, round cakes of unleavened cornmeal baked on a griddle; staple food throughtout Mexico
adobe
unburnt, sundried brick
pueblo
communial village of flat-roofed structures of stone or adobe arranged in terraces and housing a number of families
ornate
heavily adorned
leather
material consisting of animal skin prepared for use by removing the hair and tanning
tobacco
tropicla American plant cultivated for the leaves to be used for smoking, chewing, or snuffing
cocoa
powder made from caocao seeds that have been roasted and ground, with some of the fat removed
gourds
dried,hollowed out shell of the fruit of a climbing plant
terrace
series of flat platforms of earth with solping sides, rising one above the other
plantain
tropical banana plant with a coarse fruit eaten as a cooked vegetable
litter
framework enclosing a couch on which a person can be carried
astronomer
an expert on stars, planets, and all heavenly bodies
loincloth
a cloth worn about the loins
decorative
something added to make more attractive
elaborate
highly ornamented or complicated
ornaments
anything that serves to decorate
glyph
pictograph or symbolic character