Definition of Mogollon in US English:

Mogollon

noun

  • 1A member of a North and Central American Indian people, formerly living in western New Mexico.

  • 2Archaeology. A culture of south-western New Mexico and south-eastern Arizona which flourished 100 b.c.–a.d. 1400. Usually with the.

adjective

  • 1Of or relating to the Apache Mogollons.

  • 2Archaeology. Of or relating to the Mogollon.

Origin

Mid 19th century. From the names of the MogollonRim, Arizona, and the MogollonMountains, New Mexico, both from the name of Juan Ignacio Flores Mogollón, governor of New Mexico 1712–15.

Pronunciation

Mogollon

/məʊɡəˈjəʊn/