Definition of Octoroons

1. Noun. (plural of octoroon) ¹



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Definition of Octoroons

1. octoroon [n] - See also: octoroon

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Octoroons

octopodia
octopods
octopoid
octopole
octopoles
octopus
octopuses
octopush
octopuslike
octopussies
octopussy
octopyranose
octopyranoses
octoradiated
octoroon
octoroons (current term)
octose
octoses
octospermous
octostichous
octostyle
octosyllabic
octosyllabical
octosyllabics
octosyllable
octosyllables
octothorn
octothorns
octothorp
octothorpe

Literary usage of Octoroons

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1. Spain in America, 1450-1580 by Edward Gaylord Bourne (1904)
"The extremes of the mixtures between whites and negroes were, therefore, octoroons (seven-eighths white), and black zambos (seven-eighths black).1 The ..."

2. South America: Observations and Impressions by James Bryce Bryce (1912)
"... be asked regarding the racial future:— 1 The United States census returns do not attempt to discriminate between mulattoes, quadroons, and octoroons; ..."

3. Autobiography of George Dewey: Admiral of the Navy by George Dewey (1913)
"The girls, being octoroons and having the peculiarly white complexion of many octoroons, were, as the auctioneer declared, whiter than his own daughter. ..."

4. A History of the New York Stage from the First Performance in 1732 to 1901 by Thomas Allston Brown (1903)
"12, for two weeks; Gay New Yorkers in "Gay Girls of Gotham," Sept. 26; Isham's octoroons, Sept. ... 28; and Isham's octoroons, Jan. 4, 1897. ..."

5. The Ills of the South: Or, Related Causes Hostile to the General Prosperity by Charles H. Otken (1894)
"Of the black population, 8 per cent, are in the North. The ambitious, aspiring portion of this people are either mulattoes, quadroons, and octoroons, ..."

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