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El Paso

city in Texas, named for the nearby pass where the Rio Grande emerges from the Rockies, Spanish, short for el paso del norte "the northern pass;" see pass (n.1).

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Definitions of El Paso

El Paso (n.)
a city in western Texas on the Mexican border; located on the northern bank of the Rio Grande across from the Mexican city of Juarez;
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