Jicarilla definition by American Heritage Dictionary
noun pl. Jicarilla or Ji·ca·ril·las
- An Apache tribe formerly inhabiting southeast Colorado and northern New Mexico and ranging eastward to the Great Plains, with a present-day population in northern New Mexico.
- A member of this tribe.
Origin: American Spanish (Apaches de la) Jicarilla, (Apaches of the) Jicarilla, probably diminutive of jícara, chocolate-cup (from the shape of a local hill), perhaps from Nahuatl xicalli, gourd, drinking vessel.