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octaroon

/ˌɒktəˈruːn/
noun
1.
a variant spelling of octoroon
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  • It was a letter full of wicked reproaches about our octaroon blood, and it broke his heart with the shock of its heartlessness.

    Strange Stories Grant Allen
  • The woman in the photo was undeniably beautiful, but it was the beauty of the octaroon.

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