nounpl. -·ro, -·ros
a member of an Apache people now living mainly in S New Mexico, and formerly living also in Texas and Mexico
Origin of MescaleroAmSp, the people of the mescal: so named because they made extensive use of the flesh of the peyote cactus for food, rope fiber, and the like
nounpl. Mescalero, or Mes·ca·le·ros
A member of an Apache tribe formerly inhabiting southern New Mexico, western Texas, and north-central Mexico, with a present-day population in southern New Mexico.