The New International Encyclopædia/Quadroon

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Edition of 1905. See also Quadroon on Wikipedia, and the disclaimer.

QUADROON (from Sp. cuarterón, quadroon, fourth part, from cuarto, from Lat. quartus, fourth, from quattuor, four). The name given to a mixture of European and negro in which the relative proportion of blood is three-fourths white and one-fourth black. The first mixture is called mulatto, the second tierceroon, the third quadroon, the fourth quintroon, etc. See Miscegenation; Mixed Races.