Quantcast
Merriam-Webster Logo
  • Dictionary
  • Thesaurus
  • Scrabble
  • Spanish Central
  • Learner's Dictionary

Californio

play
noun Cal·i·for·nio \ˌka-lə-ˈfȯr-nē-ˌō\

Definition of Californio

plural

Californios

  1. :  one of the original Spanish colonists of California or their descendants



Origin and Etymology of californio

Spanish, from California


First Known Use: 1923


Seen and Heard

What made you want to look up Californio? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).