quadroon


qua·droon

noun \kwä-ˈdrün\

Definition of QUADROON

:  a person of one-quarter black ancestry

Origin of QUADROON

modification of Spanish cuarterón, from cuarto fourth, from Latin quartus — more at quart
First Known Use: 1707

Other Anthropology Terms

ectomorph, ethnography, prehistory, yurt

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