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criollo

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noun cri·o·llo \krē-ˈōl-(ˌ)yō, -ˈō-(ˌ)yō\

Definition of criollo

plural criollos

  1. 1 a :  a person of pure Spanish descent born in Spanish America b :  a person born and usually raised in a Spanish-American country

  2. 2 :  a domestic animal of a breed or strain (as of cattle) developed in Latin America; especially often capitalized :  any of a breed of hardy muscular ponies originally developed in Argentina

criollo adjective


Origin of criollo

Spanish — more at creole


First Known Use: 1604


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