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zanjero

zanjero
 n.— «The park’s name pays homage to zanjeros, a term for people who work with water, Svelund said. The name originated about 100 years ago, when zanjeros would make sure water from canals funneled correctly to landowners.» —“New park perfect for ‘horsing around’” by Chelsea Schneider Arizona Republic (Phoenix) Apr. 18, 2008. (source: Double-Tongued Dictionary)

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