Definition of quarteroon. Meaning of quarteroon. Synonyms of quarteroon

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Definition of quarteroon

quarteroon
Quadroon Quad*roon", n. [F. quarteron, or Sp. cuarteron. See Quarter a fourth part, and cf. Quarteron.] The offspring of a mulatto and a white person; a person quarter-blooded. [Written also quarteron, quarteroon, and quateron.]
Quarteroon
Quarteron Quar"ter*on, Quarteroon Quar"ter*oon, n. A quadroon.

Meaning of quarteroon from wikipedia

- Historically in the context of slave societies of the Americas, a quadroon or quarteron was a person with one quarter African and three quarters European...
- castes or modifications known in America under the name of mulatto, quarteroons, etc., although found in the Philippine Islands, are generally confounded...
- castes or modifications known in America under the name of mulatto, quarteroons, etc., although found in the Philippine Islands, are generally confounded...
- free people of color...are protected by law," and "the free children of quarteroons and a white man are white by law." In the British colonies (he claims...
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