Meaning of mestizo

mes•ti•zo

Pronunciation: (me-stē'zō, mi-), [key]
— pl. -zos, -zoes.
  1. a person of racially mixed ancestry, esp., in Latin America, of mixed American Indian and European, usually Spanish or Portuguese, ancestry, or, in the Philippines, of mixed native and foreign ancestry.
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