- a member of a people of mixed white, black, and American Indian ancestry living in the southern Appalachians.
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Portugee blood—touch o' that melungeon tribe from over in the Fur Cove.Southern Lights and Shadows
- any of a dark-skinned group of people of the Appalachians in E Tennessee, of mixed Indian, White, and Black ancestry
C20: of unknown origin
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