Octaroon
Octaroon \Oc`ta*roon"\, n. See {Octoroon}. [1913 Webster]

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  • half-breed — n half caste, half blood, crossbreed, hybrid, cross, mixed blood, mongrel; mulatto, mestizo, Ladino, sambo, Eurasian, Anglo Indian; creole, quadroon, mustee, octaroon, Inf. high yellow …   A Note on the Style of the synonym finder

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