Definition of mercado in English:

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mercado

Pronunciation: /məːˈkɑːdəʊ/

noun (plural mercados)

(In Spanish-speaking countries) a market.
Example sentences
  • Most consumer goods are bought and sold in large, open periodic markets (mercados).
  • Every morning I'd do my daily pull-ups on a pipe in the bathroom of my high-ceilinged pension, and then lace on my boots and run from the mercado, at 12,000 feet, up to the 14,000-foot rim of the Altiplano.
  • From Nov.1 to Dec.25, the booklet offers l0-40% discounts on the wares of local merchants and mercados, and dangles such incentives as free gifts with purchase.

Origin

Spanish, from Latin mercatus 'market'.

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