Quadroon

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Quadroon

 

in Latin America and the southern USA, a person one of whose ancestors in the third generation (grandfather or grandmother) was a Negro. As a rule, quadroons are lighter skinned than mulattoes. The term “quadroon” has practically disappeared from use.

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