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Melungeon

[muh-luhn-juh n]
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noun
  1. a member of a people of mixed white, black, and American Indian ancestry living in the southern Appalachians.
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Examples from the Web for melungeon

Historical Examples

  • Portugee blood—touch o' that melungeon tribe from over in the Fur Cove.

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British Dictionary definitions for melungeon

melungeon

noun
  1. any of a dark-skinned group of people of the Appalachians in E Tennessee, of mixed Indian, White, and Black ancestry

Word Origin

C20: of unknown origin
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