Llanero

Definitions

  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Llanero One of the inhabitants of the llanos of South America.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n llanero An inhabitant of the llanos of South America. The llaneros are principally converted Indians or descendants of Indians and whites, and are distinguished for activity, ferocity, ignorance, and semi-barbarous habits. They are for the most part shepherds or herdsmen.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Llanero (lya-nā′rō) an inhabitant of the llanos
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
Sp. Amer
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
Sp.,—L. planus, plain.

Usage

In literature:

As he rode at the head of his llaneros he regretted that there were so few of them.
"Nostromo: A Tale of the Seaboard" by Joseph Conrad
His most extraordinary feat, however, was the capture of some Spanish gunboats on the River Apure by means of his Llanero cavalry.
"South America" by W. H. Koebel
For this work our llaneros were specially suited.
"The Young Llanero" by W.H.G. Kingston
Like the Gauchos and Llaneros of the south, these Indians use the flesh of the horse for food, and esteem it the greatest delicacy!
"Quadrupeds, What They Are and Where Found" by Mayne Reid
Here commences what we may term the public life of the Llanero; his education is now considered complete.
"With the World's Great Travellers, Volume 2" by Various
On the plains lived the Llaneros, cattle breeders, men of the wildest nature, almost outlaws.
"The History of Cuba, vol. 2" by Willis Fletcher Johnson
The llanero horse rode them down, and only a remnant escaped to the shelter of Puerto Cabello.
"The South American Republics, Part II (of 2)" by Thomas C. Dawson
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In news:

Coquí llanero , tiny frog, should be endangered species, say US officials.
Officials want to save coquí llanero , a frog the size of a toenail.
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