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n. pl. mes·ti·zos or mes·ti·zoes
A person of mixed racial ancestry, especially of mixed European and Native American ancestry.

[Spanish, mixed, mestizo, from Old Spanish, mixed, from Late Latin mixtīcius, from Latin mixtus, past participle of miscēre, to mix; see meik- in Indo-European roots.]
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(mɛˈstiːzəʊ; mɪ-) or


n, pl -zos or -zoes
(Peoples) a person of mixed parentage, esp the offspring of a Spanish American and an American Indian
[C16: from Spanish, ultimately from Latin miscēre to mix]
mestiza fem n
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(mɛˈsti zoʊ)

n., pl. -zos, -zoes.
a person of racially mixed ancestry, esp., in Latin America, of mixed American Indian and European ancestry, or, in the Philippines, of mixed native and foreign ancestry.
[1580–90; < Sp, n. use of adj. mestizo < Late Latin mixtīcius commingled = Latin mixt(us), past participle of miscēre to mix + -īcius adj. suffix]
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.mestizo - a person of mixed racial ancestry (especially mixed European and Native American ancestry)mestizo - a person of mixed racial ancestry (especially mixed European and Native American ancestry)
individual, mortal, person, somebody, someone, soul - a human being; "there was too much for one person to do"
U.S.A., United States, United States of America, US, USA, America, the States, U.S. - North American republic containing 50 states - 48 conterminous states in North America plus Alaska in northwest North America and the Hawaiian Islands in the Pacific Ocean; achieved independence in 1776
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[mɪsˈtiːzəʊ] N (mestizos or mestizoes (pl)) (US) → mestizo/a m/f
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Oh my, this was going to be a difficult job for the judges, I thought to myself, as the stunning candidates came all the way from the Luzon, Visayas and Mindanao regions plus those mestizas from Great Britain, Canada, Ireland, the USA, Australia and Belgium.
Though the Caucasian mestizas fell by the wayside during the finals, Gazini, a half-Palestinian, is still being pestered if she's Filipina enough.
Reviving the old tradition, the DCP crafted Filipiniana couture gowns inspired by the 19th century Traje de Mestizas, also known as the Maria Clara gown or simply called the terno.
I know it's a vague assumption to claim that mestizas have it easy.
Seven women and seven men were interviewed, four of them self-identified as Afro-Colombians, five as Indigenous, three as Mestizas, and two as White Europeans.
It is undoubtedly hard to trust the Chinese coming from a history where our granrents or great granrents spoke Spanish, had Spanish names, were taught that the mestizos or mestizas were beautiful and desirable and where the local Chinese were called "Intsik" or "Beho" and treated disrespectfully.
Otros autores, trabajando con vacas de carne mestizas (Brahman x Hereford), detectaron celo luego de la aplicacion de PGF2[alfa] siete dias despues de una dosis de GnRH, obteniendo una prenez del 72,7% y con el protocolo Ovsynch la concepcion fue de 42,8 y 9,1%, inseminandose a las 16 o 24 horas despues de las segunda dosis de GnRH (13).
En este sentido, Padilla y Chacon [26] senalan que el uso de CA (25-30 % del consumo de MS) mas suplemento (harina de arroz, harina de plumas, urea, minerales y melaza) en vacas mestizas [F.sub.1] Holstein x Brahman de una finca del municipio Andres Eloy Blanco (estado Barinas, Venezuela) durante la sequia promovio la produccion sostenida de lechexanimalx[d.sup.-1] y por unidad de superficie a traves del ano evitando la reduccion de 40-50% que se sufria en esta epoca.