a woman of mixed racial or ethnic ancestry, especially, in Latin America, of mixed Indigenous and European descent or, in the Philippines, of mixed Indigenous and foreign descent.: See also mestizo.
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How to use mestiza in a sentence
Also the mustang mare which belongs to Adela Miranda—her own “Lolita”—and the mule set apart for the mestiza.The Lone Ranche | Captain Mayne Reid
The mestiza girls are, as a rule, often of wonderful beauty.The Philippine Islands | Ramon Reyes Lala
Very seldom, indeed, does a native Indian or mestiza beauty sport the same saya for two gala days consecutively.Recollections of Manilla and the Philippines | Robert Mac Micking
She is a mestiza, and thou art a child of the Church, though this following of gypsy wenches does not show it.On the Frontier | Bret Harte
But white wives being difficult to obtain, mestiza maidens had generally to be accepted, or rather, taken in their stead.Mr. Fortescue | William Westall