quadroon

Part of speech: noun

A person having one- fourth negro and three- fourths white blood.

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Usage examples "quadroon":

  1. Her mother- she is dead now- was a beautiful quadroon. - "Strange True Stories of Louisiana", George Washington Cable.
  2. The kind of acquaintance he might have had with the quadroon was not likely to vary much from an acquaintance with some unknown neighbor's cat on which he mildly hoped to bestow a pitcher of water if ever he caught him under his window. - "Strange True Stories of Louisiana", George Washington Cable.
  3. It would have passed all Creole powers of guessing to divine what you could find worthy of inquiry concerning a retired quadroon woman; and not the least puzzled of all would have been the timid and restive Madame Delphine herself. - "Madame Delphine", George W. Cable.