noun, plural con·quis·ta·dors, Spanish con·quis·ta·do·res [kawng-kees-tah-th aw-res] /kɔŋˌkis tɑˈðɔ rɛs/.
Examples from the Web for conquistadores
Not long after the Spanish conquistadores explored the region for gold, they began snatching Apaches and other natives as slaves.The Bin Laden of His Day? A New Biography of Geronimo|Marc Wortman|December 5, 2012|DAILY BEAST
They hold their own before the descendants of the conquistadores, who conquered the New World only to be conquered by it.
He had, indeed, created a form of civilisation, to which the conquistadores put brutally an end.South America To-day|Georges Clemenceau
The Conquistadores describe it as a formidable state, bearing the name of a republic, of ancient origin and advanced civilization.Mexico|Susan Hale
The reason for this lies in the zeal which the conquistadores displayed in the stamping out of the various pagan religions.South America|W. H. Koebel
The Avocado was the name given by the Spanish conquistadores to the Persea gratissima, whose fruit is the “alligator pear.”"Gombo Zhbes"|Lafcadio Hearn
British Dictionary definitions for conquistadores
noun plural -dors or -dores (Spanish -ˈðores)
Word Origin for conquistador
Word Origin and History for conquistadores
1830, from Spanish conquistador, literally "conqueror," noun of action from conquistar "to conquer," from Vulgar Latin conquistare, from Latin conquistus, past participle of conquirere "to seek for" (see conquer).