Definition of Morelia in US English:

Morelia

proper noun

  • A city in central Mexico, capital of the state of Michoacán; population 608,049 (2005). Founded in 1541, it was known as Valladolid until 1828.

Origin

Renamed in honor of J. M. Morelos y Pavón (1765–1815), a key figure in Mexico's independence movement.

Pronunciation

Morelia

/məˈrālyə/