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MESTIZO (adopted from the Spanish, th...

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Originally appearing in Volume V18, Page 195 of the 1911 Encyclopedia Britannica.
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MESTIZO (adopted from the Spanish, the Portuguese form being mestico, from Lat. miscere, to mix), a term originally meaning a half-breed, one of whose parents was Spanish, and now used occasionally of any half-breed, but especially to denote persons of mixed Spanish (or Portuguese) and American Indian blood. The offspring of such half-breeds are also'called mestizoes. The feminine form is mestiza.
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