Definition of Picuris in US English:

Picuris

(also Picurís, Picuries, Picuríes)

noun

  • 1A Northern Tiwa language spoken in the pueblo of Picuris in New Mexico.

  • 2A member of the Pueblo Indian people of Picurís. Usually in plural.

adjective

  • Designating, of, or relating to the Picuris, or the Northern Tiwa language of this people.

Origin

Mid 19th century; earliest use found in Transactions of the Philological Society. From Spanish Picurís, Picuríes people of Picuris Pueblo, New Mexico, pluralized form of a Pecos name (with r for l) cognate with Jemez p'è·kwile Picuris Indian.

Pronunciation

Picuris

/pɪkəˈriːs/