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ca•cique

Pronunciation: (ku-s?k'), [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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