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Ji·ca·ril·la  audio  (hk-ry, -rly) KEY 

NOUN:
pl. Jicarilla or Ji·ca·ril·las
  1. An Apache tribe formerly inhabiting southeast Colorado and northern New Mexico and ranging eastward to the Great Plains, with a present-day population in northern New Mexico.
  2. A member of this tribe.

ETYMOLOGY:
American Spanish (Apaches de la) Jicarilla, (Apaches of the) Jicarilla, probably diminutive of jícara, chocolate-cup (from the shape of a local hill), perhaps from Nahuatl xicalli, gourd, drinking vessel


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