New Mexico

U.S. state based on the former Nuevo México province of New Spain (later Mexico); the name traces to 1560s and is a reference to the valley of Mexico, around modern Mexico City (see Mexico). Annexed to the U.S. as a territory in 1848; admitted as a state in 1912.

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New Mexico (n.)
a state in southwestern United States on the Mexican border;
Synonyms: Land of Enchantment / nm / N.M.