Part of speech: noun

One who has one eighth negro blood.

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Usage examples "octoroon":

  1. He wished for land, for wealth, and had taken a purse to marry an octoroon. - "Children of the Market Place", Edgar Lee Masters.
  2. His characters then were Newman Hoggs, Caleb Plummer, and Salem Scudder- in Nicholas Nickleby, The Cricket on the Hearth, and The Octoroon. - "Shadows of the Stage", William Winter.