Baja



a narrow peninsula in NW Mexico between the Gulf of California and the Pacific, forming two territories of Mexico. 55,634 sq. mi. (144,090 sq. km). Capitals: Mexicali (Northern Territory) and La Paz (Southern Territory).
Historical Examples

Against the journey to baja California, Carolina had baked a tremendous pot of brown beans and fried a hundred tortillas.
The Pride of Palomar Peter B. Kyne

Baiae, now baja, the most famous watering-place of ancient times.
Quintus Claudius, Volume 1 of 2 Ernst Eckstein

Mrs. Osborne has dealt with the netting, textiles, and cordage, and the distribution of their techniques outside baja California.
A Burial Cave in Baja California William C. Massey

Well, I have narrated all that took place on the day set apart for baja.
From the Oak to the Olive Julia Ward Howe

We know of no similar articles in historic times in baja California, nor to the north in southern California.
A Burial Cave in Baja California William C. Massey

M. v. peninsularis, the subspecies at the southern tip of baja California, is not considered in this discussion.
A New Subspecies of Bat (Myotis velifer) from Southeastern California and Arizona Terry A. Vaughan

That story which Tommy had found so tedious on the beach at baja had been fulfilling itself of late.
The Furnace Rose Macaulay

We’re over open water now, headed toward baja California, so I put on the autopilot.
By Proxy Gordon Randall Garrett

Until the present, few shell ornaments have been noted in the archaeology of baja California.
A Burial Cave in Baja California William C. Massey

Our next point of exploration is the Temple of Mercury, at baja—a circular building, with fine columns partly overthrown.
From the Oak to the Olive Julia Ward Howe

noun
the Spanish name for Lower California
short for Baja California Norte

in place names, Spanish baja, literally “lower,” either in elevation or geography; cf. Baja California.

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    a narrow peninsula in NW Mexico between the Gulf of California and the Pacific, forming two territories of Mexico. 55,634 sq. mi. (144,090 sq. km). Capitals: Mexicali (Northern Territory) and La Paz (Southern Territory). Historical Examples Against the journey to Baja California, Carolina had baked a tremendous pot of brown beans and fried a hundred […]

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