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English definition of “Creole”


noun [C] (PERSON)    /kriˈəʊl/ US  /-ˈoʊl/
someone who is related to the first Europeans who came to the Caribbean or the southern USRace and ethnicityRacial issues a person of mixed African and European origin who speaks CreolePeople of specific racial or ethnic background Creole     adjective I love Creole cooking, so hot and spicy.People of specific racial or ethnic background
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