Definitions for quadroonkwɒˈdrun
Random House Webster's College Dictionary
a person having one-fourth black ancestry; the offspring of a mulatto and a white.
Category: Physical Anthropology
Origin of quadroon:
1640–50; alter. of Sp cuarterón, der. of cuartofourth< L quārtus; see -oon
an offspring of a mulatto and a white parent; a person who is one-quarter black
A person of three-fourths Caucasian descent and one fourth African descent.
Origin: Alteration of cuarterón, from cuarto, from quartus
the offspring of a mulatto and a white person; a person quarter-blooded
The Nuttall Encyclopedia
the name given to a person quarter-blooded, in particular the offspring of a mulatto and a white person.