• Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Estufa An assembly room in dwelling of the Pueblo Indians.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n estufa A stove; an oven; a close room where heat or a fire is steadily maintained for any purpose. See the extract, and stove (in horticulture).
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
Sp., a stove, a warm room. Cf. Stove


In literature:

In the group of ruins to the left of the spring are two well-defined circular estufas.
"The Prehistoric World" by E. A. Allen
They held their dance orgies in the estufa, the meeting house of the tribe.
"Tales of Aztlan" by George Hartmann
The explorers soon discovered that the only entrance into the estufa was by a trapdoor and a ladder.
"Overland" by John William De Forest
What I took to be an estufa, nineteen feet in diameter, was found in the lowest section.
"Unknown Mexico, Volume 1 (of 2)" by Carl Lumholtz
Survey, from the decorated walls of an estufa in the Pueblo de Jemez, New Mexico.
"Sign Language Among North American Indians Compared With That Among Other Peoples And Deaf-Mutes" by Garrick Mallery
Similar to this estufa of the Corn clan are to-day all the other estufas on the Tyuonyi.
"The Delight Makers" by Adolf Bandelier
The 'Estufa' was always round in form, and is supposed to have been used for religious purposes.
"Chatterbox, 1905." by Various
The estufas and the houses of the priests were pulled down.
"Eighth Annual Report" by Various
Although an adopted son of Pecos, Sr. Ruiz was never permitted to enter the Estufa.
"Historical Introduction to Studies Among the Sedentary Indians of New Mexico; Report on the Ruins of the Pueblo of Pecos" by Adolphus Bandelier
The estufa is a fearful place.
"The Scalp Hunters" by Mayne Reid