• WordNet 3.6
    • n Acapulco a port and fashionable resort city on the Pacific coast of southern Mexico; known for beaches and water sports (including cliff diving)
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n Acapulco A name in the Philippine Islands and Guam of Herpetica alata, an introduced plant of Mexican origin, the leaves of which are used as a remedy for ringworm and other parasitic skin-diseases. See ringworm-shrub.
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In literature:

That accomplished, we must strike across country for Acapulco, where it was possible we might meet with an English ship.
"In the Days of Drake" by J. S. Fletcher
Acapulco, near the mouth of the Grande del Norte River, is the chief Mexican cotton port on the Eastern coast.
"The Story of the Cotton Plant" by Frederick Wilkinson
They make the water craft of these islands, the galleys, pataches, and ships of the Acapulco line.
"The Philippine Islands, 1493-1898 - Volume 40 of 55" by Francisco Colin
Who brought us up here from Acapulco?
"Blackwood's Edinburgh Magazine, Volume 57, No. 355, May 1845" by Various
General Antonio Nieto, because a proprietary appointee had succeeded him in the castle of Acapulco.
"The Philippine Islands, 1493-1898" by Various
E Acapulco, AMNH 54611-2; 23.2 km.
"Middle American Frogs of the Hyla microcephala Group" by William E. Duellman
He told me he had all his present goods from Acapulco, but that they were then excessively dear.
"A New Voyage Round the World by a Course Never Sailed Before" by Daniel Defoe
His remains were taken to Acapulco for interment.
"The International Monthly, Volume 3, No. 3, June, 1851" by Various
April 9, 1851, at the age of thirty-five years he died at sea off Acapulco, Mexico, while returning to Oregon.
"Dr. John McLoughlin, the Father of Oregon" by Frederick Van Voorhies Holman
To cooeperate with Coronado by water, Alarcon was sent up the coast from Acapulco with two vessels.
"The Colonization of North America" by Herbert Eugene Bolton
On the western coast of Mexico is the city of Acapulco, with its deep and beautiful harbor.
"Little Folks of North America" by Mary Hazelton Wade
I have friends here in Acapulco, and I shall make an effort to see them while here.
"The Blue Grass Seminary Girls on the Water" by Carolyn Judson Burnett
W Acapulco, AMNH 71626.
"A Revision of Snakes of the Genus Conophis (Family Colubridae, from Middle America)" by John Wellman
S Acahuizotla, KU 87183-7; Acapulco, AMNH 55276, UMMZ 121879 (4), USNM 47909; 3 km.
"Neotropical Hylid Frogs, Genus Smilisca" by William E. Duellman
Vera Cruz and Acapulco had become splendid emporiums of wealth and trade.
"Mexico, Aztec, Spanish and Republican Vol. 1 of 2" by Brantz Mayer
Acapulco is on the Pacific Coast in the state of Guerrero.
"Mexico" by Susan Hale
They were picked up by a vessel bound for Acapulco.
"A Fortune Hunter; Or, The Old Stone Corral" by John Dunloe Carteret
From the port of Acapulco to this hauen of Colima wee were sayling the space of 20. dayes.
"The Principal Navigations, Voyages, Traffiques, and Discoveries of the English Nation, Volume XIV (of 16)" by Richard Hakluyt
It was resolved to cross the Line, and make for Acapulco: a four months' voyage.
"The Voyages of Pedro Fernandez de Quiros" by Pedro Fernandez de Quiros
Chinese goods from the Philippines paid a ten per cent almojarifazgo at Acapulco.
"The Audiencia in the Spanish Colonies" by Charles Henry Cunningham

In poetry:

My grass is not oregano.
Some of it grew in Mexico.
You cannot guess the weed I hold,
Clara Green, Acapulco Gold,
Panama Red, you name it man,
Best on the street since I began.
"Street Song" by Thom Gunn
In sixteen hundred and forty-one,
The regular yearly galleon,
Laden with odorous gums and spice,
India cottons and India rice,
And the richest silks of far Cathay,
Was due at Acapulco Bay.
"The Lost Galleon" by Francis Bret Harte
And boyish dreams some graybeards blab:
"To sea, my lads, we go no more
Who share the Acapulco prize;
We'll all night in, and bang the door;
Our ingots red shall yield us bliss:
Lads, golden years begin to-night with this!"
"The Haglets" by Herman Melville

In news:

Ten- and 11-night cruises from San Diego, calling at Cabo San Lucas, Mazatlan, Puerto Vallarta, Acapulco, Zihuatanejo and Manzanillo.
Fourteen-night voyage from Los Angeles to San Juan, calling at Acapulco, Caldera (Costa Rica), Aruba and St Thomas.
Fifteen-night voyage from San Francisco to Fort Lauderdale, calling at Cabo San Lucas, Acapulco, Huatulco, Caldera (Costa Rica), Cartagena and Grand Cayman.
Jumping off cliffs in Acapulco, riding bulls in Texas, capsizing pedalos in the Caribbean.
The country left such an impression on him that he and his family spend holidays in Acapulco.
Earthquake hits near Acapulco, felt in Mexico City.
Fifteen bodies, all but one of them decapitated, were found early today in the Pacific resort city of Acapulco.
Fifteen bodies, all but one of them decapitated, were found early today in the Pacific resort city of Acapulco.
Would you believe that the markets are anticipating the Acapulco effect (aka "cliff diving").
Earthquake hits near Acapulco, felt in Mexico City .
Mexico's Pacific coast line (approximately 120 miles east of Acapulco) has experienced a major magnitude earthquake today, according to
A hurricane warning is in effect Friday for Mexico's coast from Punta Maldonado to Acapulco.
Costera de las Palmas Acapulco, 39890, Mexico.
Mammoth resort modeled after an Aztec pyramid with the just-opened Pearl, a super-luxe 310-room hotel-within-a-hotel-all in a covetable location on Acapulco's most exclusive tract of sand.