Definitions for "MesoAmerica"
The region of Mexico and Central America that is one of several possible centers of domestication for Phaseolus vulgaris. Bean varieties from this area tend to be small seeded compared to those from the Andean region of South America.
a geographical culture area extending from central Honduras and northwestern Costa Rica on the south, and, in Mexico, from the Rio Soto la Marina in Tamaulipas and the Rio Fuerte in Sinaloa on the north. Prehistoric groups in this area are characterized by agricultural villages and large ceremonial and politico-religious capitals. Well known cultural groups within Mesoamerica include Mayans, Aztecs, Olmecs, Mixtecs, Toltecs, and Zapotecs. The Chalchihuites culture of northwestern Mesoamerica probably had the most influence on the Hohokam.
the ancient name for the countries located in Central America and Mexico.