[kree-oh-luh; Spanish kree-aw-yah]
noun, plural cri·ol·las [kree-oh-luh z; Spanish kree-aw-yahs] /kriˈoʊ ləz; Spanish kriˈɔ yɑs/.
a woman or girl born in Spanish America but of European, usually Spanish, ancestry.
Origin of criolla
< Spanish; feminine of criollo
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