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Meaning of MESTIZO

Pronunciation:  me'steezow

WordNet Dictionary
[n]  a person of mixed racial ancestry (especially mixed European and Native American ancestry)

MESTIZO is a 7 letter word that starts with M.


 See Also: human, individual, mortal, person, somebody, someone, soul



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
\Mes*ti"zo\, n.; pl. {Mestizos}. [Sp. mestizo; akin to
OF. mestis, F. m['e]tis; all fr. (assumed) LL. mixtitius, fr.
L. mixtus mixed, p. p. of miscere to mix. See {Mix}, and cf.
{Mestee}, {M['E]tif}, {M['E]tis}, {Mustee}.]
The offspring of an Indian or a negro and a European or
person of European stock. [Spanish America]

{Mestizo wool}, wool imported from South America, and
   produced by mixed breeds of sheep.

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