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QUADROON (a corruption of quarteroon,...

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Originally appearing in Volume V22, Page 707 of the 1911 Encyclopedia Britannica.
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QUADROON (a corruption of quarteroon, Span. cuarteron, from cuarto, Lat. quartos, fourth), strictly a person having one-fourth negro blood, the offspring of a mulatto and a white. The children of a mulatto and a negro are called in America zambos or sambos (possibly from Span. zambro, Lat. scambus, bow-legged), and the use of Sambo as a proper name for a black servant may have thus originated.
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