Jicarilla

noun
Ji·​ca·​ri·​lla | \ ˌhē-kə-ˈrē-yə How to pronounce Jicarilla (audio) \
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

First Known Use of Jicarilla

1850, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for 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

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“Jicarilla.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Jicarilla. Accessed 14 Jun. 2021.

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