quadroon

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n quadroon an offspring of a mulatto and a white parent; a person who is one-quarter black
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Quadroon The offspring of a mulatto and a white person; a person quarter-blooded.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n quadroon The offspring of a mulatto and a white person; a person having one fourth African blood.
    • quadroon Fourth in descent from a negro parent, one parent in each generation having been white.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Quadroon kwod-rōōn′ the offspring of a mulatto and a white person, one 'quarter-blooded.'—Also Quarteroon′.
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
F. quarteron, or Sp. cuarteron,. See Quarter a fourth part, and cf. Quarteron
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
Sp. cuarteroncuarto, a fourth.

Usage

In literature:

She loves this quadroon; therefore, I want to deprive her of the girl: Joe is to bring her to me, do you see?
"The Entailed Hat" by George Alfred Townsend
Madame Thompson herself bade the quadroone be seated.
"Madame Delphine" by George W. Cable
The Quadroon ladies are rarely or never known to form a second connexion.
"The Journal of Negro History, Volume 2, 1917" by Various
That's Eva, the quadroon.
"The Coxswain's Bride" by R.M. Ballantyne
This, of course was a black quadroon.
"Official Report of the Niger Valley Exploring Party" by Martin Robinson Delany
THE CREOLE AND QUADROON.
"The Quadroon" by Mayne Reid
He turned his glance to the quadroon; she understood it; the patient was seriously ill.
"Dr. Sevier" by George W. Cable
Jane's nationality is a pleasing mystery, but she may be classed as a Portuguese quadroon.
"Due South or Cuba Past and Present" by Maturin M. Ballou
The woman was a handsome quadroon.
"The Red City" by S. Weir Mitchell
One dark-eyed, handsome, even refined appearing girl, who kept quite by herself, was detected as being a quadroon.
"Due North or Glimpses of Scandinavia and Russia" by Maturin M. Ballou
Here he was attended by his daughter and a young quadroon slave girl, who waited upon the young lady.
"The Fatal Cord" by Mayne Reid
Thus, then: it was known to him that Loftus Vaughan had never been married to the quadroon Quasheba.
"The Maroon" by Mayne Reid
SHOCKING FATE OF A QUADROON FAMILY.
"The Nation's Peril" by Anonymous
There are mulattoes, samboes, and quadroons.
"Osceola the Seminole" by Mayne Reid
Long courtships and protracted engagements are not common among quadroons, and in this case were not favored by Valentine.
"The Haunted Homestead" by E. D. E. N. Southworth
A shivering little quadroon girl crept up the stairs behind a coal-black old man.
"The Open Question" by Elizabeth Robins
Dumas, whose father was a general in the French army, is a mulatto; Soulie, a quadroon.
"Life Without and Life Within" by Margaret Fuller
This slave had a quadroon wife, whom he loved with all his wild, passionate heart.
"Brother Against Brother" by John Roy Musick
Nicknames: Creole, negro, mulatto, gipsy, quadroon, greaser, coolie, peon, and like nicknames do not begin with a capital.
"The Magazine Style-Code" by Leigh H. Irvine
In fact, he was supposed by some to be a half-breed and by others a quadroon.
"History of the Early Settlement of the Juniata Valley" by U. J. (Uriah James) Jones
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