In North America a mulatto, a quadroon, even an octoroon who is only one-eighth black, counts as a negro.
My conversation was with the Creole, my thoughts dwelt upon the quadroon.
Her complexion was that of a quadroon, or of the colour of yellow ivory.
On one hand, the fear that their expression should not be understood and reciprocated by the quadroon.
Aurora nodded, while she still avoided the quadroon's glance.
I was satisfied that the disappearance of the quadroon would be at once attributed to me.
I was brought before Mr. Robert Nicholson that day, and the fiend of a quadroon was examined in my presence.
He was probably regarded as a quadroon who had been accepted by the white race.
My father was a white man, my mother a mulattress, so that I am what is generally termed a quadroon.
The girl was a quadroon—that is, nearly, if not altogether, white.
1707, "offspring of a white and a mulatto," from Spanish cuarteron (used chiefly of the offspring of a European and a mestizo), literally "one who has a fourth" (Negro blood), from cuarto "fourth," from Latin quartus (see quart), so called because he or she has one quarter African blood. Altered by influence of words in quadr-. There also was some use in 19c. of quintroon (from Spanish quinteron) "one who is fifth in descent from a Negro; one who has one-sixteenth Negro blood."