criollo

noun cri·o·llo \ krē-ˈōl-(ˌ)yō , -ˈō-(ˌ)yō \
Updated on: 24 Apr 2018

Definition of criollo

plural criollos
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 : 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

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Origin and Etymology of criollo

Spanish — more at creole


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