noun, plural cri·ol·los [kree-oh-lohz; Spanish kree-aw-yaws] /kriˈoʊ loʊz; Spanish kriˈɔ yɔs/.
Origin of criollo
Examples from the Web for criollo
The cacao of the criollo variety has pods the walls of which are thin and warty, with ten distinct furrows.Cocoa and Chocolate|Arthur W. Knapp
Of the many varieties of the cacao, the best known are the criollo, forastero, and calabacilla.
The criollo (creole) bean is generally used as seed, and for it high prices are obtained.
It is considered by some to be sufficiently distinct to form a third type equivalent to criollo or forastero.
British Dictionary definitions for criollo
noun plural -los (-ləʊz, Spanish -ʎos)
- any of various South American breeds of domestic animal
- (as modifier)a criollo pony