Creole


Creole
Creole [krē′ōl΄]
n.
[Fr créole < Sp criollo < Port crioulo, native to the region, born at home < criar, to rear, nourish < L creare,CREATE]
1. a person of European parentage born in the West Indies, Central America, tropical South America, or the Gulf States
2. a descendant of such persons; specif.,
a) a person descended from the original French settlers of Louisiana, esp. of the New Orleans area
b) a person descended from the original Spanish settlers in the Gulf States, esp. Texas
c) a person of mixed Creole and black descent
3. French as spoken by Creoles, esp. in the New Orleans area: distinguished from CAJUN
4. loosely anyone from Louisiana
5. [c-] the form of language (e.g., Gullah) that develops when speakers of mutually unintelligible languages remain in persistent and long-lasting contact with each other, with one of the contributing languages typically dominant
adj.
1. of or characteristic of the Creoles
2. designating or of the languages of the Creoles
3. [usually c-] prepared with sautéed tomatoes, green peppers, onions, etc. and spices [creole sauce]

English World dictionary. . 2014.

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  • Creole — may refer to: Languages A Creole language is a stable, full fledged language that originated from a pidgin or combination of other languages. Creole languages subgroups may include: Arabic based creole languages Dutch based creole languages… …   Wikipedia

  • Creole — Créole Pour les articles homonymes, voir Créole (homonymie) …   Wikipédia en Français

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  • Creole — Cre ole (kr? ?l), n. [F. cr?ole, Sp. criollo, from an American negro word, perh. a corruption of a Sp. criadillo, dim. of criado servant, formerly also, child, fr. L. creatus, p. p. of creare to create. Cf. {Create}.] One born of European parents …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Creole — Cre ole (kr? ?l), a. Of or pertaining to a Creole or the Creoles. [1913 Webster] Note: In New Orleans the word Creole is applied to any product, or variety of manufacture, peculiar to Louisiana; as, Creole ponies, chickens, cows, shoes, eggs,… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • creole — A creole is a language formed from the contact of a European language (especially English, French, or Portuguese) with another (especially African) language. Unlike a pidgin, which is an improvised language used mainly by traders who do not have… …   Modern English usage

  • créole — CRÉOLE. sub. masc. et fém. Nom qu on donne à un Européen d origine qui est né en Amérique. Un créole, une créole …   Dictionnaire de l'Académie Française 1798

  • creole — (n.) c.1600, from Fr. créole (17c.), from Sp. criollo person native to a locality, from Port. crioulo, dim. of cria person (especially a servant) raised in one s house, from criar to raise or bring up, from L. creare to produce, create (see… …   Etymology dictionary

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