Definition of Jicarilla
1 : a member of an Apache people originally of southeastern Colorado, northern New Mexico, and adjacent areas and now living chiefly in northern New Mexico
2 : the language of the Jicarilla people
Origin and Etymology of jicarilla
American Spanish apaches de la xicarilla, literally, gourd-cup Apaches, from Cerro de la Xicarilla, literally, gourd-cup peak, unidentified mountain in Jicarilla territory
First Known Use: 1850
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