noun, plural Mes·ca·le·ros, (especially collectively) Mes·ca·le·ro.

a member of a group of Apache Indians who originally inhabited northern Mexico and the southwestern U.S. east of the Rio Grande, have intermarried with the Chiricahua and Lipan, and are presently situated in New Mexico. Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Examples from the Web for mescalero

Historical Examples of mescalero

  • Roberts picked up from the fort a Mescalero Apache famous as a trailer.

    Oh, You Tex!

    William Macleod Raine

  • Some five hundred of them are now on the Mescalero reservation in New Mexico.

  • It was one of the many cañons for which the Mescalero valley was notorious.

  • Well, I'd say they was from the Mescalero—'Pache reservation, east of the mountains.

    The Red Mustang

    William O. Stoddard

  • The soldiers of the latter post, and the Indians of the Mescalero reservation near by, needed supplies.