cacique









cacique


noun

  1. a chief of an Indian clan or tribe in Mexico and the West Indies.
  2. (in Spain and Latin America) a political boss on a local level.
  3. (in the Philippines) a prominent landowner.
  4. any of several black and red or black and yellow orioles of the American tropics that construct long, pendent nests.

noun

  1. a Native American chief in a Spanish-speaking region
  2. (esp in Spanish America) a local political boss
  3. any of various tropical American songbirds of the genus Cacicus and related genera: family Icteridae (American orioles)

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