Mimbreño

noun

Mim·​bre·​ño
mēmˈbrān(ˌ)yō
plural Mimbreño or Mimbreños
1
: an American Indian people constituting a subdivision of the Gileño
2
: a member of the Mimbreño people

Word History

Etymology

American Spanish, from Mimbres mountains, southwestern New Mexico + Spanish -eño (suffix added to place names to form names of inhabitants)

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“Mimbreño.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Mimbre%C3%B1o. Accessed 17 Apr. 2024.

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