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  • n  an offspring of a mulatto and a white parent; a person who is one-quarter black

  • In Their Eyes Were Watching God, an upstanding coffee-colored quadroon outlasts all three of her menthe last only because she was quicker on the trigger than he wasgoes .
  • During his five years in Paris, Jefferson was attended by his quadroon slave girl, Sally Hemings, whoto complicate mattershad been fathered by his father-in-law.
  • Settled around 1760 by a rich Frenchman and his New Orleans quadroon mistress, the 60-mile stretch of Cane River land was inherited by "free-mulattoes" who married New Orleans .

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