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