Pronunciation: (lu-dē'nō; Sp. lä-&thslash;ē'nô), [key]
—pl. -nosPronunciation: (-nōz; Sp. -nôs) [key] for 2, 3.
1. Also called Judeo-Spanish, Judezmo. a Romance language of Sephardic Jews, based on Old Spanish and written in the Hebrew script.
2. (in Spanish America) a mestizo.
3. (l.c.) Southwestern U.S.a wild, unmanageable, or vicious horse or other ranch animal.
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