Definition of pueblo
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 highb : 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.
Recent Examples of pueblo from the Web
For good reason, as the pueblo, built in the 12th century and the oldest continuously operating community in North America, sits atop a sheer-walled 367-foot sandstone bluff.
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Origin and Etymology of pueblo
Spanish, village, literally, people, from Latin populus
First Known Use: 1808
Definition of Pueblo
city on the Arkansas River in southeast central Colorado population 106,595
PUEBLO Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of pueblo for English Language Learners
: a group of Native American homes that have flat roofs and that were used in the past in the southwestern U.S.
Pueblo : a member of any of several groups of Native Americans from the southwestern U.S.
Definition of Pueblo for English Language Learners
: U.S. city, Colorado
PUEBLO Defined for Kids
Definition of pueblo for Students
1 : an American Indian village of Arizona or New Mexico made up of groups of stone or adobe houses with flat roofs
2 cap : a member of any of several American Indian peoples of Arizona or New Mexico
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