from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. A Pueblo people located north-northeast of Santa Fe, New Mexico.
  • n. A member of this people.
  • n. The Tanoan language of the Taos people.
  • A town of northern New Mexico north-northeast of Santa Fe. It developed as an art colony after 1898 and has attracted many artists and writers, including John Marin and D.H. Lawrence. Population: 5,190.
  • A pueblo of northern New Mexico northeast of the town of Taos. Population: 1,260.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • proper n. The Taos people, Taos Pueblo, New Mexico.
  • proper n. The Taos language (Northern Tiwa) of the Kiowa-Tanoan language family.
  • proper n. The pueblo of the Taos Indians in New Mexico.
  • proper n. The town of Taos (near Taos Pueblo, New Mexico)

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. a member of the Pueblo people living in northern New Mexico
  • n. an artist colony in northern New Mexico


From Taos tə̂o ("village") [as in tə̂otho ("in the village") or tə̂obo ("to the village")] via Spanish Taos ("Taos") (Wiktionary)



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