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

My Father Sergio Muñoz Bata’s Friendship With Novelist Carlos Fuentes Lorenza Muñoz May 15, 2012

Historical Examples

Manco, the Peruvian Chief W.H.G. Kingston
Celebrated Travels and Travellers Jules Verne
A Narrative of the expedition of Hernando de Soto into Florida published at Evora in 1557 A Gentleman of Elvas
Burlesques William Makepeace Thackeray
Ferdinand De Soto, The Discoverer of the Mississippi John S. C. Abbott
The Journal of Negro History, Volume 5, 1920 Various
A General History and Collection of Voyages and Travels, Vol. III Robert Kerr
Notable Voyagers W.H.G. Kingston and Henry Frith
De Orbe Novo, Volume 1 (of 2) Trans. by Francis Augustus MacNutt

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


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