[pweb-loh; for 4, 5, also Spanish pwe-blaw]
noun, plural pueblos [pweb-lohz; Spanish pwe-blaws] .
a communal structure for multiple dwelling and defensive purposes of certain agricultural Indians of the southwestern U.S.: built of adobe or stone, typically many-storied and terraced, the structures were often placed against cliff walls, with entry through the roof by ladder.
(initial capital letter) a member of a group of Indian peoples living in pueblo villages in New Mexico and Arizona since prehistoric times.
an Indian village.
(in Spanish America) a town or village.
(in the Philippines) a town or a township.

1800–10, Americanism; < American Spanish; Spanish: town, people < Latin populus people

prepueblo, adjective
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[pweb-loh] .
a city in central Colorado.
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pueblo (ˈpwɛbləʊ, Spanish ˈpweβlo)
n , pl -los
1.  a communal village, built by certain Indians of the southwestern US and parts of Latin America, consisting of one or more flat-roofed stone or adobe houses
2.  (in Spanish America) a village or town
3.  (in the Philippines) a town or township
[C19: from Spanish: people, from Latin populus]

Pueblo1 (ˈpwɛbləʊ)
n , pl -lo, -los
a member of any of the North American Indian peoples who live in pueblos, including the Tanoans, Zuñi, and Hopi

Pueblo2 (ˈpwɛbləʊ)
a city in Colorado: a centre of the steel industry. Pop: 103 648 (2003 est)

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Word Origin & History

"Indian village," 1808, from Sp. pueblo "village, small town," from L. populum, acc. of populus "people."
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traditional architecture of the Pueblo Indians of the southwestern United States. The multistoried, permanent, attached homes typical of this tradition are modeled after the cliff dwellings built by the Ancestral Pueblo (Anasazi) culture beginning in approximately AD 1150. This architectural form continued to be used by many Pueblo peoples in the early 21st century.

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The attackers probably struck the sleeping pueblo at dawn.
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