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Mescalero

[ mes-kuh-lair-oh ]
/ ˌmɛs kəˈlɛər oʊ /
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noun, plural Mes·ca·le·ros, (especially collectively) Mes·ca·le·ro.
a member of an Apache tribe that originally inhabited northern Mexico and the southwestern United States east of the Rio Grande, intermarried with the Chiricahua and Lipan, and that is presently located in New Mexico.
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Origin of Mescalero

First recorded in 1830–35; from American Spanish Mescalero (adjective and noun) “(person, people) of the mescal” (several species of agave being a staple food for these people), equivalent to Spanish mescal mescal + -ero from Latin -ārius -ary
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