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

Definition of CRIOLLO

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