cacique: Meaning and Definition of


Pronunciation: (ku-sēk'), [key]
— n.
  1. a chief of an Indian clan or tribe in Mexico and the West Indies.
  2. (in Spain and Latin America) a political boss on a local level.
  3. (in the Philippines) a prominent landowner.
  4. any of several black and red or black and yellow orioles of the American tropics that construct long, pendent nests.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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