The New International Encyclopædia/Quadroon
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.