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Mescalero

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noun Mes·ca·le·ro \ˌmes-kə-ˈler-(ˌ)ō\

Definition of Mescalero

plural

Mescalero

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Mescaleros

  1. :  a member of an Apache people of Texas and New Mexico



Origin and Etymology of mescalero

American Spanish, from mezcal, mescal maguey, mescal liquor


First Known Use: 1831

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