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mu·lat·to

 (mo͝o-lăt′ō, -lä′tō, myo͝o-)
n. pl. mu·lat·tos or mu·lat·toes Often Offensive
A person of mixed white and black ancestry, especially one having one white and one black parent.

[Spanish mulato, small mule, person of mixed race, mulatto, from mulo, mule, from Old Spanish, from Latin mūlus.]

mulatto

(mjuːˈlætəʊ)
n, pl -tos or -toes
1. (Genetics) a person having one Black and one White parent
2. (Peoples) a person having one Black and one White parent
adj
(Colours) of a light brown colour
[C16: from Spanish mulato young mule, variant of mulo mule1]

mu•lat•to

(məˈlæt oʊ, -ˈlɑ toʊ, myu-)

n., pl. -toes,
adj. n.
1. the offspring of one white parent and one black parent.
2. a person whose ancestry is a mixture of Negro and Caucasian.
adj.
3. of a light brown color.
[1585–95; < Sp mulato young mule =mul(o) mule1 + -ato of unclear orig.]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.mulatto - an offspring of a black and a white parentmulatto - an offspring of a black and a white parent
archaicism, archaism - the use of an archaic expression
mixed-blood - a person whose ancestors belonged to two or more races
Translations

mulatto

[mjuːˈlætəʊ]
A. ADJmulato
B. N (mulattos or mulattoes (pl)) → mulato/a m/f

mulatto

[mjuːˈlætəʊ] [mulattoes] (pl) nmulâtre/esse m/f

mulatto

adjMulatten-; featureseines Mulatten/einer Mulattin; mulatto childMulattenkind nt
n pl <-es> → Mulatte m, → Mulattin f

mulatto

[mjuːˈlætəʊ] n (mulattoes (pl)) (offensive) → mulatto/a
References in classic literature ?
The directory which fell into her hands was a year or more old, however, and upon reaching the number indicated, Edna discovered that the house was occupied by a respectable family of mulattoes who had chambres garnies to let.
1] In August 1791, as a consequence of the French Revolution, the black slaves and mulattoes on Haiti rose in revolt against the whites, and in the period of turmoil that followed enormous cruelties were practised by both sides.
Colonel Kanfo, in the North, marched on Oge with 3,000 slaves, and it was those 3,000 slaves who made the mulattoes make a run for it.
Thus, to the extent Africans, Creoles, and mulattoes gained the means to make petitions like Christians as they opened doors to personal freedom, in groups or families.
In costumbrismo, they were the mixed-race people known as mulattoes.
A crowd is heard chanting: "Make mulattoes, not war
Despite its flaws, The Thing with Two Heads occupies a special place in American discourse because it articulates the ways in which conjoined twins and mulattoes resemble each other as monsters that defy notions of personal and racial selfhood in the United States.
And it is by and large this rapidly growing crop of cultural mulattoes that fuels the NBA.
These descendants of mixtures between Blacks and whites dating back to slave days were once called mulattoes, quadroons or octoroons, depending on their degree of whiteness.
After striking alliances between free and enslaved people of color--blacks and mulattoes, Africans and Creoles--rebels took action, hoping to overthrow slavery and maybe even end Spanish rule.
Blacks and mulattoes jointly comprised about 14% of urban and 12% of rural residents.
Mulattoes in Cape Coast and Elmina (Ghana), Freetown (Sierra Leone), Badagry (Nigeria), etc, are the handiwork of the colonists.