from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. The child of a mulatto and a negro; also, the child of an Indian and a negro; colloquially or humorously, a negro; a sambo.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. Same as sambo.
- n. See sambo.
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As for Carrera, he is sometimes called a mulatto and sometimes a zambo, that is, half-Negro, half-Indian.
A few species described - capuli cherry and zambo squash, for example - are not Andean natives but are included because the Andean types have much to offer the rest of the world.
Another celebrated bandit was the zambo, Jose Rayo.
The _restaurateur_, usually a zambo or a mulatto, prides himself in the superiority of his _picantes_ and his _clicha_.
I found him exceedingly complaisant and courteous in his manners; but his true zambo nature was not wholly concealed beneath the smooth surface.
The soldiers according to custom levelled their muskets and fired; but how great was the surprise, when the cloud of smoke dispersed, and it was discovered that the zambo had vanished.
The zambo robbers are notorious for committing the most heartless cruelties.
This measure had the desired result, and Leon was strangled, whilst asleep, by a zambo, who was his godfather.
A very daring zambo, convicted of highway robbery, was sentenced to death.
At Maypures, a zambo descended from an Indian and a negro, prepared for M. Bonpland some of those poisoned arrows, that are shot from blowing-tubes to kill small monkeys or birds.
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