Mulattress Mu*lat"tress, n. A female mulatto. --G. W. Gable. [1913 Webster]

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  • mulattress — noun /mjuːˈlatɹɪs/ A female mulatto, a mulatta; a woman with one black and one white parent. I believe his final choice was determined less by personal preference than by compassion: it was a beautiful but modest looking mulattress who stood in… …   Wiktionary

  • mulattress — mu·lat·tress …   English syllables

  • mulattress —  ̷ ̷ˈla.trə̇s noun ( es) Etymology: French mulătresse, from mulătre mulatto (modification of Spanish mulato) + esse ess : a female mulatto …   Useful english dictionary

  • mulatto — (n.) 1590s, offspring of a European and a black African, from Sp. or Port. mulato of mixed breed, lit. young mule, from mulo mule, from L. mulus (fem. mula) mule (see MULE (Cf. mule) (1)); possibly in reference to hybrid origin of mules. As an… …   Etymology dictionary

  • mulatta — məˈlad.ə, myəˈ , myüˈ , atə noun ( s) Etymology: Spanish mulata, feminine of mulato : mulattress …   Useful english dictionary

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