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pueblo

[ pweb-loh; for 4, 5 also Spanish pwe-blaw ]
/ ˈpwɛb loʊ; for 4, 5 also Spanish ˈpwɛ βlɔ /
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noun, plural pueb·los [pweb-lohz; Spanish pwe-blaws]. /ˈpwɛb loʊz; Spanish ˈpwɛ βlɔs/.
a communal structure for multiple dwelling and defensive purposes of certain agricultural Indians of the southwestern United States: 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.
(initial capital letter) a member of a group of Indian peoples living in pueblo villages in New Mexico and Arizona since prehistoric times.
an Indian village.
(in Spanish America) a town or village.
(in the Philippines) a town or a township.
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Origin of pueblo

An Americanism dating back to 1800–10; from Colonial Spanish; Spanish: “town,” from Latin populus “community, people, nation”; cf. people

OTHER WORDS FROM pueblo

pre·pueb·lo, adjective

Other definitions for pueblo (2 of 2)

Pueblo
[ pweb-loh ]
/ ˈpwɛb loʊ /

noun
a city in central Colorado.
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British Dictionary definitions for pueblo (1 of 3)

pueblo
/ (ˈpwɛbləʊ, Spanish ˈpweβlo) /

noun plural -los (-ləʊz, Spanish -los)
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
(in Spanish America) a village or town
(in the Philippines) a town or township

Word Origin for pueblo

C19: from Spanish: people, from Latin populus

British Dictionary definitions for pueblo (2 of 3)

Pueblo1
/ (ˈpwɛbləʊ) /

noun plural -lo or -los
a member of any of the North American Indian peoples who live in pueblos, including the Tanoans, Zuñi, and Hopi

British Dictionary definitions for pueblo (3 of 3)

Pueblo2
/ (ˈpwɛbləʊ) /

noun
a city in Colorado: a centre of the steel industry. Pop: 103 648 (2003 est)
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