miscegenation: interbreeding of races; in U.S. usage, interbreeding of, in particular, white and black. Up until the late 1960s mixed race marriages were not permitted in some of the United States due to the miscegenation laws.

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Mis`ce*ge*na"tion (?), n. [L. miscere to mix + the root of genus race.]

A mixing of races; amalgamation, as by intermarriage of black and white.


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