Jicarilla


Ji·ca·ri·lla

noun \ˌhē-kə-ˈrē-yə\
plural Jicarilla or Jicarillas

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 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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