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

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • adj. having only one parent in common
  • adj. having parents of mixed ethnicities
  • adj. having only one parent that comes from known pedigree

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Proceeding from a male and female of different breeds or races; having only one parent of good stock.
  • adj. Degenerate; mean.

from The 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.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adj. (of animals) having only one purebred parent


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  • 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.

    Change we need, Change we did!

  • 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.

    The DHMO Controversy, Continued

  • 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.

    Wild Blood

  • 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.

    An Historical Account of the Rise and Progress of the Colonies of South Carolina and Georgia, Volume 2

  • 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.

    How to Live Rules for Healthful Living Based on Modern Science

  • 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.

    How to Live Rules for Healthful Living Based on Modern Science

  • 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.

    Banzai! by Parabellum

  • [145] A half-blooded Indian about sixty years old told these stories.

    Colonial Children

  • Ah! so different from those of most Polynesian half-blooded girls.

    Rodman The Boatsteerer And Other Stories 1898


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