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half blood

also half-blood (hăf′blŭd′, häf′-)
a. The relationship existing between persons having only one parent in common.
b. A person existing in such a relationship.
2. Often Offensive A person of mixed racial descent, especially a person of Native American and white parentage.
3. A half-blooded domestic animal.

half′-blood′ adj.


1. (Genetics)
a. the relationship between individuals having only one parent in common
b. an individual having such a relationship
2. (Genetics) a less common name for a half-breed
3. (Genetics) a half-blooded domestic animal

half′ blood`

the relation between persons having only one common parent.


1. a person who has only one parent in common with another person, as a half sister or half brother.
half′-blood`ed, adj.
References in classic literature ?
At the risk of her life she stole away, on those occasions, into the interior of the island, and looked on, in hiding, at the horrid witchcrafts and idolatries of the blacks; they would have murdered a half-blood, prying into their ceremonies, if they had discovered her.
Poisoned, as the other half-bloods supposed, by some enemy among the blacks.
Know, base-born knave, that you have dared this day to stand in the path of one whose race have been the advisers of kings and the leaders of hosts, ere ever this vile crew of Norman robbers came into the land, or such half-blood hounds as you were let loose to preach that the thief should have his booty and the honest man should sin if he strove to win back his own.
It was just at sundown when we cast anchor in a most beautiful land-locked gulf, and were immediately surrounded by shore boats full of Negroes and Mexican Indians and half-bloods selling fruits and vegetables and offering to dive for bits of money.
They are octoroons and African half-bloods of various shades, but I fear we English think all foreigners are much the same so long as they are dark and dirty.
By 1815 the full-blooded hereditary Cherokee Chiefs faced the sudden reality that they would have to allow half-bloods, many Creek war veterans like John Ross and the half-blood Lowery brothers George and John, to establish a white-style central government for the tribe with fifteen tribal council members, a principal chief and an assistant chief.
Scholastic (NASDAQ: SCHL), a US children's publishing, education and media company, announced today it has unveiled a new cover for Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince that has been illustrated by New York Times bestselling author and illustrator Kazu Kibuishi.
If there are no parents, then to siblings of the whole blood (or their issue) and, if none, then to siblings of the half-blood (or their issue) or, if none, to any surviving grandparents.
Edugyan's second novel, Half-Blood Blues, bested (among others) The Cat's Table by Michael Ondaatje for the 2011 Giller Prize.
45pm) features Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince ((TV1, 7pm) THE sixth adventure in the eight-movie series receives its terrestrial TV premiere, but with a 12 certificate and a 9.
Rupert Grint (Harry Potter And The Half-Blood Prince)
HOT on the heels of the first Percy Jackson offering hitting the big screen, the half-blood hero is back trying to save the world.