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Eurasian

[yoo-rey-zhuh n, -shuh n, yuh-] /yʊˈreɪ ʒən, -ʃən, yə-/
adjective
1.
of or relating to Eurasia.
2.
of mixed European and Asian descent.
noun
3.
the offspring of a European and an Asian.
Origin of Eurasian
1835-1845
First recorded in 1835-45; Eurasi(a) + -an
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  • "Storerooms in this wing," the Eurasian explained as they progressed.

    The Affair of the Brains Anthony Gilmore
  • For answer the Eurasian gestured apologetically to his guards.

    The Affair of the Brains Anthony Gilmore
  • He turned and faced the Eurasian, holding him with his eyes.

    The Affair of the Brains Anthony Gilmore
  • For he had betrayed into the hands of the Eurasian his most loved and loyal friend.

    The Affair of the Brains Anthony Gilmore
  • "Thank you," the Eurasian said, and went to the panel flanking the case.

    The Affair of the Brains Anthony Gilmore
  • No mention now of the Eurasian exemplar, the synthetic "over-man."

  • Into the disc of light, leaped, fantastic, the witch figure of the Eurasian.

    The Yellow Claw Sax Rohmer
  • The Eurasian had passed it, but Max realized that he must lower his head if he would follow.

    The Yellow Claw Sax Rohmer
British Dictionary definitions for Eurasian

Eurasian

/jʊəˈreɪʃən; -ʒən/
adjective
1.
of or relating to Eurasia
2.
of mixed European and Asian descent
noun
3.
a person of mixed European and Asian descent
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Word Origin and History for Eurasian
n.

1844, from Euro- + Asian. Originally of children of British-East Indian marriages; sense of "of Europe and Asia considered as one continent" is from 1868.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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