quinceanera
 n.— «Well-off Mexican-Americans have adopted the Mexican custom, following a tradition of 16th-century Spain, of presenting their 15-year-old daughters to society at events known as Quinceanera balls.» —“Latin Influence Mounts Throughout Southwest” by Lou Cannon in L.A. Washington Post Mar. 26, 1978. (source: Double-Tongued Dictionary)

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