American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- adj. Having only one parent in common.
- adj. Having one parent of pedigreed stock and the other of unknown or mixed ancestry. Used of animals.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Of mixed blood or breed; half-bred; specifically, coming from parents of superior and inferior stock: as, a half-blooded horse or sheep. See blooded.
- adj. genetics having only one parent in common
- adj. genetics having parents of mixed ethnicities
- adj. animals having only one parent that comes from known pedigree
GNU Webster's 1913
- adj. Proceeding from a male and female of different breeds or races; having only one parent of good stock.
- adj. Degenerate; mean.
- adj. (of animals) having only one purebred parent
“Rice v. Cayetano involved a state law that distinguished between people who had some Native Hawaiian ancestry and those who were full or half-blooded Native Hawaiians for purposes of state-run elections.”
“Iranians are a major community in US where there are lots of Iranian-American half-blooded citizens country-wide and of course they would be among the main catalysts that enforce the cabinet of President Obama to apply some basic "metamorphosis" in his performance, rhetoric and approach toward Iran.”
“One day, Frank gets an offer: The biggest endurance race in the Middle East is starting up, and the shiek of shieks is offended that Frank calls his half-blooded mustang "the best endurance racer in the world" when clearly, his pure-bred stallion is the finest racers.”
“He was still calling himself Jett Walking Tall back then, half-blooded Sioux and proud of it, a beaded choker around his throat, raven hair long and loose except for one strand he'd braided with a buckskin thong and a single eagle feather.”
“For a guide he was provided with an half-blooded Indian, who was well acquainted with the roads though the woods, and the passages through the rivers.”
“If proper tags are put on the blacks so as to distinguish between the pure-blooded and the half-blooded -- say a blue tag on the hybrids and a black on the thoroughbreds -- we shall get exactly the same results as described in the case of the Andalusian fowl, in the six cases mentioned.”
“But it may come out in the next generation; for, if these half-blooded individuals marry among themselves one-quarter of their children on the average will be blue-eyed.”
“They were a wild lot, but each of them was a hero: farmers, hunters, workmen from shop and factory, numerous tramps and half-blooded Indian horse-thieves made up the company.”
“ A half-blooded Indian about sixty years old told these stories.”
“Ah! so different from those of most Polynesian half-blooded girls.”
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