criollo

[kree-oh-loh; Spanish kree-aw-yaw]
noun, plural criollos [kree-oh-lohz; Spanish kree-aw-yaws] .
1.
a person born in Spanish America but of European, usually Spanish, ancestry. Compare Creole ( def 1 ).
2.
a domestic animal of any of several strains or breeds developed in Latin America.
adjective
3.
of, pertaining to, or characteristic of a criollo or criollos.

Origin:
1905–10; < Spanish; see Creole

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criollo (kriːˈəʊləʊ, Spanish ˈkrjoʎo)
 
n , pl -los
1.  a native or inhabitant of Latin America of European descent, esp of Spanish descent
2.  a.  any of various South American breeds of domestic animal
 b.  (as modifier): a criollo pony
3.  a high-quality variety of cocoa
 
adj
4.  of, relating to, or characteristic of a criollo or criollos
 
[Spanish: native; see creole]

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Example sentences
It comes with chicken or shrimp if you want it and is served with a criollo-styled sauce.
Criollo dishes are also available from food carts with colored awnings.
Within months, however, his imperial regime was bankrupt and had lost the support of the criollo elite.
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