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n. pl. La·di·nos
1. A nearly extinct Romance language, descended from medieval Spanish, spoken by Sephardic Jews especially in the Balkans, Turkey, and the Near East. Also called Judeo-Spanish.
2. also ladino In Central America, a Spanish-speaking or acculturated Indian; a mestizo.
[Spanish ladino, from Latin Latīnus, Latin; see Latin.]
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n, pl -nos
(Plants) an Italian variety of white clover grown as a forage crop in North America
[C20: perhaps from Italian ladino (see Ladin), referring to a person or thing from the Italian-speaking area of Switzerland, where the clover is grown]
(Languages) a language of Sephardic Jews, based on Spanish with some Hebrew elements and usually written in Hebrew characters. Also called: Judaeo-Spanish or Judezmo
[from Spanish: Latin]
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n., pl. -nos for 2,3.
2. (in Spanish America) a mestizo.
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|Noun||1.||ladino - a person of mixed racial ancestry (especially mixed European and Native American ancestry)|
individual, mortal, person, somebody, someone, soul - a human being; "there was too much for one person to do"
|2.||Ladino - the Spanish dialect spoken by Sephardic Jews but written in the Hebrew script|
Spanish - the Romance language spoken in most of Spain and the countries colonized by Spain
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