Mes·​ca·​le·​ro ˌme-skə-ˈler-(ˌ)ō How to pronounce Mescalero (audio)
plural Mescalero or Mescaleros
: a member of an Apache people of Texas and New Mexico

Word History


American Spanish, from mezcal, mescal maguey, mescal liquor

First Known Use

1831, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of Mescalero was in 1831

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Cite this Entry

“Mescalero.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 26 Jan. 2023.

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