Ca·​ci·​cus | \ kəˈsēkəs \

Definition of Cacicus

: a genus of tropical American orioles (family Icteridae) — see cacique sense 2

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First Known Use of Cacicus

1867, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for Cacicus

New Latin, from American Spanish cacique

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“Cacicus.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 4 Jun. 2020.

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