Californio

noun
Cal·​i·​for·​nio | \ ˌka-lə-ˈfȯr-nē-ˌō How to pronounce Californio (audio) \
plural Californios

Definition of Californio

1 : one of the original Spanish colonists of California or their descendants
2 : a native or resident of California

First Known Use of Californio

1902, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for Californio

Spanish, from California

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“Californio.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Californio. Accessed 16 Sep. 2021.

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