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pueblo

[pweb-loh; for 4, 5 also Spanish pwe-blaw] /ˈpwɛb loʊ; for 4, 5 also Spanish ˈpwɛ blɔ/
noun, plural pueblos
[pweb-lohz; Spanish pwe-blaws] /ˈpwɛb loʊz; Spanish ˈpwɛ blɔs/ (Show IPA)
1.
a communal structure for multiple dwelling and defensive purposes of certain agricultural Indians of the southwestern U.S.: built of adobe or stone, typically many-storied and terraced, the structures were often placed against cliff walls, with entry through the roof by ladder.
2.
(initial capital letter) a member of a group of Indian peoples living in pueblo villages in New Mexico and Arizona since prehistoric times.
3.
an Indian village.
4.
(in Spanish America) a town or village.
5.
(in the Philippines) a town or a township.
Origin of pueblo
1800-1810
1800-10, Americanism; < American Spanish; Spanish: town, people < Latin populus people
Related forms
prepueblo, adjective

Pueblo

[pweb-loh] /ˈpwɛb loʊ/
noun
1.
a city in central Colorado.
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  • I didn't see him for some years, when he showed up in pueblo, where I was workin' in a smelter.

    The Vagrant Duke George Gibbs
  • The governor got like this once in a one-horse Mexican pueblo on the uplands, away from everywhere.

    Victory Joseph Conrad
  • Once beyond rifle range of the pueblo his escape would be certain.

    Bloom of Cactus Robert Ames Bennet
  • He and his retinue lodged just outside the walls of the pueblo of Hawaikuh.

  • Chichinica was a pueblo near Chicxulub, which is now no longer in existence.

  • Xulkumcheel was a pueblo which does not seem to have survived.

British Dictionary definitions for pueblo

pueblo

/ˈpwɛbləʊ; Spanish ˈpweβlo/
noun (pl) -los (-ləʊz; Spanish) (-los)
1.
a communal village, built by certain Indians of the southwestern US and parts of Latin America, consisting of one or more flat-roofed stone or adobe houses
2.
(in Spanish America) a village or town
3.
(in the Philippines) a town or township
Word Origin
C19: from Spanish: people, from Latin populus

Pueblo1

/ˈpwɛbləʊ/
noun (pl) -lo, -los
1.
a member of any of the North American Indian peoples who live in pueblos, including the Tanoans, Zuñi, and Hopi

Pueblo2

/ˈpwɛbləʊ/
noun
1.
a city in Colorado: a centre of the steel industry. Pop: 103 648 (2003 est)
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Word Origin and History for pueblo
n.

"Indian village," 1808, from Spanish pueblo "village, small town; people, population," from Latin populum, accusative of populus "people" (see people (n.)).

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