- the Seven Cities of, legendary cities of great wealth believed by earlier Spanish explorers to exist in the SW United States.
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Examples from the Web for cibola
We do not know why the early explorers called the country "Cibola."The Trail Book
While at Cibola, Indians from a tribe or region called "Cicuyé," which was said to be found far to the east, came to see him.
It is governed like Cibola, by an assembly of the oldest men.Original Narratives of Early American History
Vaca and Others
But the captain-general could not have stormed the Rock of Cibola.Outlines of Zui Creation Myths
Frank Hamilton Cushing
We can't all stay in the Cibola, and those of us who are landed must be left in a safe place.The Air Ship Boys