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Mestizo  n.  (pl. mestizos)  The offspring of an Indian or a negro and a European or person of European stock. (Spanish America)
Mestizo wool, wool imported from South America, and produced by mixed breeds of sheep.

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"Mestizo" Quotes from Famous Books

... Negroes and mulattoes respectively. The term Negro was used in its ethnological sense, and needed no definition; but the term "mulatto" was held by legislative enactment to embrace all persons of color not Negroes. The words "quadroon" and "mestizo" are employed in some of the law books, tho not defined; but the term "octoroon," as indicating a person having one-eighth of Negro blood, is not used at all, so far as the writer ...
— The Wife of his Youth and Other Stories of the Color Line, and - Selected Essays • Charles Waddell Chesnutt

... Tomar, a native of Tezcuco, in which he treats of the customs of his ancestors; the Relaciones of Don Antonio Pimentel, grandson of Nezahualpilli, lord of Tezcuco, an author quoted and praised by the historian Torquemada; the Historia de Tlaxcallan of Diego Munoz Camargo, a noble Tlascalan mestizo, of whose style Prescott remarks that it compares not unfavorably with that of some of the missionaries themselves; and the Relacion de los Dioses y Ritos de la Gentilidad of Don Pedro Ponce, the cacique of ...
— Aboriginal American Authors • Daniel G. Brinton

... 60% mestizo (Indian-Spanish), 30% Amerindian or predominantly Amerindian, 9% white or predominantly white, ...
— The 1990 CIA World Factbook • United States. Central Intelligence Agency

Words linked to "Mestizo" :   person, United States, USA, ladino, someone, mortal, the States, U.S.A., United States of America, America, somebody, soul, U.S., individual

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