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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. A person of mixed racial ancestry.
  • n. A person of mixed Native American and French-Canadian ancestry.
  • n. A crossbred animal.

Etymologies

Canadian French, from Old French metis, of mixed race, from Late Latin mixtīcius, mixed; see mestizo.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)

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