One born of European parents in the American colonies of France or Spain or in the States which were once such colonies, esp. a person of French or Spanish descent, who is a native inhabitant of Louisiana, or one of the States adjoining, bordering on the Gulf of of Mexico.
Across the Caribbean rim, from New Orleans to Trinidad, cooking styles often reflect the region's history in a combination of Spanish, French, and African influences. Though local differences exist, these styles generally rely heavily on tomato products and garlic, and are referred to by the term Creole. In Trinidadian cuisine, Creole dishes are those that are not specifically East Indian or Chinese in origin.