Mes*ti"zo (?), n.; pl. Mestizos (#). [Sp. mestizo; akin to OF. mestis, F. m'etis; all fr. (assumed) LL. mixtitius, fr. L. mixtus mixed, p. p. of miscere to mix. See Mix, and cf. Mestee, Metif, Metis, Mustee.]

The offspring of an Indian or a negro and a European or person of European stock.

[Spanish America]

Mestizo wool, wool imported from South America, and produced by mixed breeds of sheep.


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