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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.

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.

half blood

- Relationship through only one parent.
See also related terms for parent.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.half blood - one of siblings who have only one parent in common
sib, sibling - a person's brother or sister
References in classic literature ?
And what possible claim could the Miss Dashwoods, who were related to him only by half blood, which she considered as no relationship at all, have on his generosity to so large an amount.
And as it is--only half blood!--But you have such a generous spirit!"
Instead, he had been lured into a nest of half bloods, whom he had always understood to be the inferior degenerates of two races.