Eurasians, (syncopated from Europ-Asians), a name sometimes given to the "half-castes" of India, the offspring of European fathers and Indian mothers. They are particularly prominent in the three presidential capitals -- Calcutta, Madras, and Bombay. They generally receive a European education, and the young men are often engaged in government or mercantile offices. The girls, in spite of their dark tint, are generally handsome and often marry Europeans.

Entry from Everybody's Cyclopedia, 1912.

Eu*ra"sian (?), n. [European + Asian.]


A child of a European parent on the one side and an Asiatic on the other.


One born of European parents in Asia.


© Webster 1913.

Eu*ra"sian (?), a.

Of European and Asiatic descent; of or pertaining to both Europe and Asia; as, the great Eurasian plain.


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