from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun A person of pacific or peaceful character; a non-belligerent; specifically, a native of Cuba or the Philippines who submitted without opposition to the Spaniards when the latter took possession of those islands.
  • noun During the Spanish-American war of 1898, a non-combatant.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun A peaceful person; -- applied specif. by the Spaniards to the natives in Cuba and the Philippine Islands who did not oppose the Spanish arms.


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