Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun A member of the best-known community or tribe of the semicivilized Pueblo Indians of New Mexico, living in a village of the same name on the Zuñi river, composed of large communal houses.

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  • adjective Of or pertaining to the Zuni people or their traditional language.
  • noun A member of the Zuni tribe.
  • proper noun A certain native American tribe.
  • proper noun The language traditionally spoken by members of this tribe.

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  • noun a member of the Pueblo people living in western New Mexico

Etymologies

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From earlier Zuñi, from American Spanish, from Acoma Keresan sɨ̂‧ni or a cognate.

Examples

  • Eh, I'm still not convinced that Zuni is all that.

    I bet this tastes better when Zuni does it..

  • I do not feel comfortable writing more about it, but there is a house in Zuni with "Santo Nino" written above the door.

    Archive 2004-11-01

  • The Zunis convinced us that we ought to spend the night at the b&b in Zuni Pueblo rather than camp by the side of the road near the Arizona border ... after all, it was cold, windy, in the middle of what they called a "spooky" area, and Halloween.

    The Old Mission at Zuni Pueblo

  • The Zunis convinced us that we ought to spend the night at the b&b in Zuni Pueblo rather than camp by the side of the road near the Arizona border ... after all, it was cold, windy, in the middle of what they called a "spooky" area, and Halloween.

    Archive 2004-11-01

  • I do not feel comfortable writing more about it, but there is a house in Zuni with "Santo Nino" written above the door.

    The Old Mission at Zuni Pueblo

  • Brett Fischer, who has trained Davis since he was a teenager, said Davis intially ran on a machine called a Zuni Unloader.

    A Breakout Season That Never Was

  • That lawsuit was also brought on behalf of a group of investors known as the Zuni Investors LLC, who were represented by David Grais of Grais & Ellsworth.

    The Full Feed from HuffingtonPost.com

  • Gunnison's prairie dog (Cynomys gunnisoni), also known as the Zuni prairie dog, is actually a rodent belonging to the ground squirrel family, but like the other four prairie dog species (Utah, white-tailed, black-tailed, and Mexican) it gained its name because of its bark-like call.

    PhysOrg.com - latest science and technology news stories

  • Gunnison's prairie dog (Cynomys gunnisoni), also known as the Zuni prairie dog, is actually a rodent belonging to the ground squirrel family, but like the other four prairie dog species (Utah, white-tailed, black-tailed, and Mexican) it gained its name because of its bark-like call.

    PhysOrg.com - latest science and technology news stories

  • A reddish stone native to the area called Zuni sandstone was incorporated into the walls of the aviary, and lumber for the project was milled from local pine trees at the Zuni Community sawmill.

    University of Florida News

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