Dictionary

Jicarilla

noun Ji·ca·ri·lla \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

Browse

Next Word in the Dictionary: jiffPrevious Word in the Dictionary: jicaraAll Words Near: Jicarilla
April 25, 2015
lissome Hear it
nimble or easily flexed
Take a 3-minute break and test your skills!
How to use a word that (literally) drives some people nuts.
Test your vocab with our fun, fast game
Ailurophobia, and 9 other unusual fears