\kwɪvˈi͡əɹə], \kwɪvˈiəɹə], \k_w_ɪ_v_ˈiə_ɹ_ə]\
Definitions of QUIVIRA
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An Indian town of the sixteenth century, presumably situated in what is now the State of Kansas, and reputed to contain fabulous wealth. It was visited by twenty-nine Spaniards under Coronado, a Spanish leader, in 1541. The exploring band traveled northward through Mexico over the plains for several months, led by wandering Indian tribes. Quivira, when finally reached, was found to be an ordinary Indian village.
By John Franklin Jameson