- Any of numerous deified ancestral spirits of the Pueblo peoples, believed to reside in the pueblo for part of each year. (noun)
- A masked dancer believed to embody a particular spirit during a religious ceremony. (noun)
- A carved doll in the costume of a particular spirit, usually presented as a gift to a child. (noun)
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