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Meaning of mulatto

mu•lat•to

Pronunciation: (mu-lat'ō, -lä'tō, my-), [key]
— n., pl. adj. -toes,
—n.
  1. the offspring of one white parent and one black parent: not in technical use.
  2. a person whose ancestry is a mixture of Negro and Caucasian.
—adj.
  1. of a light-brown color.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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