Definition of Ladino

1. Noun. A person of mixed racial ancestry (especially mixed European and Native American ancestry).

Exact synonyms: Mestizo
Generic synonyms: Individual, Mortal, Person, Somebody, Someone, Soul
Geographical relationships: America, The States, U.s., U.s.a., United States, United States Of America, Us, Usa

2. Noun. The Spanish dialect spoken by Sephardic Jews but written in the Hebrew script.
Exact synonyms: Judeo-spanish
Generic synonyms: Spanish

Definition of Ladino

1. n. One of the half-breed descendants of whites and Indians; a mestizo; -- so called throughout Central America. They are usually of a yellowish orange tinge.

2. n. The mixed Spanish and Hebrew language spoken by Sephardim.

Definition of Ladino

1. Proper noun. A Romance language, derived mainly from Old Castilian (Spanish) and Hebrew. ¹

2. Noun. a person in Latin America who speaks Spanish and is "Westernized", and whose culture is a mixture of European Spanish and Native American decent, a mestizo. ¹

3. Noun. ''Trifolium repens'', a larger variety of white clover. ¹

4. Noun. (dated Central America) A mixed-race descendant of whites and Native Americans; a mestizo. ¹

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Definition of Ladino

1. a fast-growing clover [n -NOS]

Lexicographical Neighbors of Ladino

Lactuca sativa asparagina
Lactuca sativa capitata
Lactuca sativa crispa
Lactuca sativa longifolia
Lactuca scariola
Lactuca serriola
Ladd's band
Ladd's operation
Ladd-Franklin theory
Ladrone Islands
Lady Amherst's pheasant
Lady Bountiful
Lady Campbell
Lady Day
Lady Diana Frances Spencer
Lady Emma Hamilton
Lady Godiva
Lady Jane Grey

Literary usage of Ladino

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. The New American Cyclopaedia: A Popular Dictionary of General Knowledge by George Ripley, Charles Anderson Dana (1861)
"ladino (Sp., versed in an idiom, or speaking different languages fluently), a term applied throughout Central America to the half-breed descendants of ..."

2. An Analytical Digest of the Cases Published in the New Series of the Law by Edmund Story-Maskelyne (1872)
"(A) BILL OF ladino. (a) Excepted perils. 1.—The plaintiffs shipped goods on board the defendants' vessel, the Black Prince, ..."

3. Guatemala by Denis Faubert, Carlos Soldevila (2000)
"The ladinos H is very difficult to define the word "ladino". ... In Spain, ladino was used as an adjective to describe a shrewd merchant. ..."

4. An Analytical Digest of the Cases Published in the Law Journal: And in All (1831)
"(К) BILL or ladino. It is the duty of the master of a »bip given a receipt for goods, never to sign • ding until he is repossessed ofthat receipt. ..."

5. Architecture and Urbanization in Colonial Chiapas, Mexico by Sidney David Markman (1984)
"ladino is then a qualifying term describing the culture of the individual and one who, because of his mixed racial antecedents, cannot be placed into one or ..."

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