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ornate
made with lavish or elaborate decorations
leather
a material made by cleaning and tanning the skin or hide of an animal and preparing it for use
tobacco
a plant widely grown for its large leaves, used chiefly for smoking
cocoa
Cocoa (chocolate) is found inside the husk. The beans are covered in a milky latex which tastes of pure chocolate. The beans are refined and turned into powder for export. Cocoa is an important crop.
gourds
the fruit of a vine related to the pumpkin and squash, having a hard rind and irregular shape, often hollowed out and used as a bowl, ladel or other useful object
terrace,terracing
From a steep slope the Incas created many level plains, on which they could grow crops.The Incas created those "steps" using rocks and trees.
plantain
a treelike tropical plant related to the banana, bearing similar fruit, but not as sweet.
litter
a couch mounted on poles and often covered by a canopy, used to carry a person from place to place
astronomer
one who studies the stars and planets. The Maya had an observatory for this purpose called the Castillo.
loincloth
a strip of cloth worn around the loins( thigh and groin) as a garment
decorative
ornamental, serving to decorate
elaborate
intricate, carefully planned with great attention to detail
ornaments
decorations, something that adorns or makes more attractive or beautiful
glyph
picture symbol used instead of a letter or word in writing. Used by the Ancient Maya.