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criollo

[kree-oh-loh; Spanish kree-aw-yaw] /kriˈoʊ loʊ; Spanish kriˈɔ yɔ/
noun, plural criollos
[kree-oh-lohz; Spanish kree-aw-yaws] /kriˈoʊ loʊz; Spanish kriˈɔ yɔs/ (Show IPA)
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, relating to, or characteristic of a criollo or criollos.
Origin
1905-1910
1905-10; < Spanish; see Creole
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Examples from the web for criollo
  • 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.
British Dictionary definitions for criollo

criollo

/kriːˈəʊləʊ; Spanish ˈkrjoʎo/
noun (pl) -los (-ləʊz; Spanish) (-ʎos)
1.
a native or inhabitant of Latin America of European descent, esp of Spanish descent
2.
  1. any of various South American breeds of domestic animal
  2. (as modifier): a criollo pony
3.
a high-quality variety of cocoa
adjective
4.
of, relating to, or characteristic of a criollo or criollos
Word Origin
Spanish: native; see creole
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