métis

noun mé·tis \ mā-ˈtē(s) \

Definition of métis

plural métis play \-ˈtē(s), -ˈtēz\
: a person of mixed blood; especiallyoften capitalized : the offspring of an American Indian and a person of European ancestry

Origin and Etymology of métis

French, from Late Latin mixticius mixed — more at mestizo


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