pueb·​lo | \ ˈpwe-(ˌ)blō How to pronounce pueblo (audio) ; pü-ˈe-, pyü- \
plural pueblos

Definition of pueblo

 (Entry 1 of 2)

1a : the communal dwelling of an American Indian village of Arizona, New Mexico, and adjacent areas consisting of contiguous flat-roofed stone or adobe houses in groups sometimes several stories high
b : an American Indian village of the southwestern U.S.
2 capitalized : a member of a group of American Indian peoples of the southwestern U.S.


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Pueb·​lo | \ ˈpwe-ˌblo How to pronounce Pueblo (audio) \

Definition of Pueblo (Entry 2 of 2)

city on the Arkansas River in southeast central Colorado population 106,595

First Known Use of pueblo


1808, in the meaning defined at sense 1a

History and Etymology for pueblo


Spanish, village, literally, people, from Latin populus

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“Pueblo.” The Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/pueblo. Accessed 29 January 2020.

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English Language Learners Definition of pueblo

: a group of Native American homes that have flat roofs and that were used in the past in the southwestern U.S.
: a member of any of several groups of Native Americans from the southwestern U.S.


pueb·​lo | \ ˈpwe-blō How to pronounce pueblo (audio) \
plural pueblos

Kids Definition of pueblo

1 : an American Indian village of Arizona or New Mexico made up of groups of stone or adobe houses with flat roofs
2 capitalized : a member of any of several American Indian peoples of Arizona or New Mexico

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