Definition of Quadroon

1. Noun. An offspring of a mulatto and a white parent; a person who is one-quarter black.

Language type: Archaicism, Archaism
Generic synonyms: Mixed-blood

Definition of Quadroon

1. n. The offspring of a mulatto and a white person; a person quarter-blooded.

Definition of Quadroon

1. Noun. (historical) A person of three-fourths Caucasian descent and one fourth African descent. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Quadroon

1. a person of one-quarter black ancestry [n -S]

Medical Definition of Quadroon

1. The offspring of a mulatto and a white person; a person quarter-blooded. Alternative forms: quarteron, quarteroon, and quateron. Origin: F. Quarteron, or Sp. Cuarteron. See Quarter a fourth part, and cf. Quarteron. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Quadroon

quadrivalence
quadrivalent
quadrivalents
quadrivalve
quadrivalves
quadrivalvular
quadrivariate
quadrivia
quadrivial
quadrivials
quadrivium
quadrivoltine
quadrobulary
quadrominium
quadrominiums
quadroon (current term)
quadroons
quadrophonic
quadropolar
quadropole
quadroxide
quadroxides
quadrumana
quadrumane
quadrumanes
quadrumanous
quadrumvir
quadrumvirate
quadrumvirates
quadrumvirs

Literary usage of Quadroon

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1. The Poetical Works of Henry Wadsworth Longfellow by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow (1874)
"THE quadroon GIRL. Paul and Silas, in their prison, Sang of Christ, the Lord arisen, And an earthquake's arm of might Broke their dungeon-gates at night. ..."

2. English Songs: And Other Small Poems by Barry Cornwall (1851)
"THE quadroon. SAY they that all beauty lies In the paler maiden's hue ? ... Let them hear Heaven's own sweet tune, Beautiful quadroon ! ..."

3. A Key to Uncle Tom's Cabin: Presenting the Original Facts and Documents Upon by Harriet Beecher Stowe (1853)
"Lewis is a quadroon, a fine-looking man, with European features, hair slightly ... His mother was a handsome quadroon woman, the daughter of her master, ..."

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