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mestiza

[me-stee-zuh, mi-] /mɛˈsti zə, mɪ-/
noun
1.
a woman of mixed racial or ethnic ancestry, especially, in Latin America, of mixed American Indian and European descent or, in the Philippines, of mixed native and foreign descent.
Origin of mestiza
< Spanish
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  • The mestiza girls are, as a rule, often of wonderful beauty.

    The Philippine Islands Ramon Reyes Lala
  • This the mestiza saw, and it compelled her to pause and reflect how she was to get nearer.

    The White Chief Mayne Reid
  • But white wives being difficult to obtain, mestiza maidens had generally to be accepted, or rather, taken in their stead.

    Mr. Fortescue William Westall
  • From the spot where she lay the mestiza witnessed their greeting.

    The White Chief Mayne Reid
  • Whatever truth there was in the last part of her harangue, the mestiza knew that its earlier declarations were true enough.

    The White Chief Mayne Reid
  • She is a mestiza, and thou art a child of the Church, though this following of gypsy wenches does not show it.

    On the Frontier Bret Harte
  • She was a mestiza, or half-blood, of Indian and Spanish mixture, as her brownish-white skin testified.

    The White Chief Mayne Reid
  • The beautiful young lady of the house, in a mestiza gown4 and a cascade of diamonds, was as ever the queen of the feast.

    The Social Cancer Jos Rizal
  • These Spaniards are all poor folk, and married to native, mestiza, or negro women.

  • Also the mustang mare which belongs to Adela Miranda—her own “Lolita”—and the mule set apart for the mestiza.

    The Lone Ranche Captain Mayne Reid

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