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quadroon (noun) – A person having white ancestors except for one black grandparent. Used especially as a classification under certain European colonial legal systems and now considered offensive.

Source : The Free Dictionary

Etymology : Early 18th century (earlier as quarteron ): via French from Spanish cuarter?n, from cuarto ?quarter?, from Latin quartus ; later assimilated to words beginning with quadri-

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