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octaroon

noun
  1. a variant spelling of octoroon
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Historical Examples

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

    Captain Macedoine's Daughter

    William McFee

  • 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