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 (lə-tē′nō, lă-, lä-)
n. pl. La·ti·nos
1. A member of one of the Spanish-speaking peoples of the Americas.
2. A descendant of any of these peoples, especially when living in the United States. See Usage Note at Hispanic.

[Short for Spanish latinoamericano, Latin-American, from latino, Latin, from Latin Latīnus; see Latin.]

La·ti′no adj.


n, pl -nos
(Peoples) US an inhabitant of the US who is of Latin American origin
Laˈtina fem n


(hɪˈspæn ɪk)

1. of or pertaining to Spain or Spanish-speaking countries.
2. Also, Hispan′ic-Amer′ican. of or pertaining to Hispanics.
3. Also, Hispan′ic Amer′ican. a U.S. citizen or resident of Spanish or Latin-American descent.
[1575–85; < Latin hispānicus. See Hispania, -ic]
His•pan′i•cal•ly, adv.
usage: The terms Hispanic and Latino have the same meaning, though Latino is more informal. Both terms more commonly refer to a person from Latin America rather than one from Spain.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.Latino - a native of Latin AmericaLatino - a native of Latin America    
Latin America - the parts of North America and South America to the south of the United States where Romance languages are spoken
spic, spick, spik - (ethnic slur) offensive term for persons of Latin American descent
American - a native or inhabitant of a North American or Central American or South American country
transmigrante - a Latin American who buys used goods in the United States and takes them to Latin America to sell
2.Latino - an artificial language based on words common to the Romance languages
artificial language - a language that is deliberately created for a specific purpose
Latino sine flexione - Latino without inflectional morphology
Adj.1.Latino - related to a Spanish-speaking people or culture; "the Hispanic population of California is growing rapidly"
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Latini is a senior at WSU majoring in criminal justice.
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The gastropod Melanoides tuberculatus (Muller, 1774) and fish species such as Cichla kelberi Kullander & Ferreira, 2006 (peacock bass) and Pygocentrus nattereri Kner, 1858 (red piranha) are spread in this lake system (De Marco Junior, 1999; Latini et al.
Twice he sidesteps specific annotation of his use of Inferno 14-16, wherein Dante encounters the violent against nature in the third ring of the seventh circle, comparing to those sinners the individuals who reacted with hostility to Rachel Carson's Silent Spring and then quoting the famous lines of Brunetto Latini about the fiery rain that falls upon them, an inexcusable failure to recognize the scriptural allusion to Genesis 19:24-25 that conventionally illuminates the text in every set of explanatory notes.
Astarita presents a book by Antonio Latini (1642-96), an experienced cook, steward, and banquet manager in Naples, The Modern Steward, or the Art of Preparing Banquets Well, with the Choicest Rules of Stewardship, Taught and Applied to Benefit Professionals, and Other Scholars.
Deftly organized by academician and historian Tomasso Astarita into two major sections (The Fat of the Land: Cooking Without Limits; Lean Cuisine: Cooking for Lent), "The Italian Baroque Table" is enhanced with the inclusion of an informative introduction (Antonio Latini and Italian Cooking); numerous illustrations, a ten page listing of Works Cited; an eight page Index of Ingredients; and an eighteen page Index of Names and Places, "The Italian Baroque Table" is a masterpiece of original and seminal scholarship that is enthusiastically recommended for community and academic library 17th Italian History reference collections and supplemental studies reading lists.
Project manager and Bar staff member, Bill Latini, said the modifications reflect enhancements made to the entire website.