[muh-lat-oh, -lah-toh, myoo-] /məˈlæt oʊ, -ˈlɑ toʊ, myu-/
noun, plural mulattoes, mulattos.
Anthropology. (not in technical use) the offspring of one white parent and one black parent.
Older Use: Often Offensive. a person who has both black and white ancestors.
of a light-brown color.
noun (pl) -tos, -toes
a person having one Black and one White parent
of a light brown colour
1590s, “offspring of a European and a black African,” from Spanish or Portuguese mulato “of mixed breed,” literally “young mule,” from mulo “mule,” from Latin mulus (fem. mula) “mule” (see mule (n.1)); possibly in reference to hybrid origin of mules. As an adjective from 1670s. Fem. mulatta is attested from 1620s; mulattress from 1805.
American culture, even in its most rigidly segregated precincts, is patently and irrevocably composite. It is, regardless of all the hysterical protestations of those who would have it otherwise, incontestibly mulatto. Indeed, for all their traditional antagonisms and obvious differences, the so-called black and so-called white people of the United States resemble nobody else in the world so much as they resemble each other. [Albert Murray, “The Omni-Americans: Black Experience & American Culture,” 1970]
The North America standard for nonuniform quantising logarithmic compression. [Equation?] (1995-02-21)
[muhl-ber-ee, -buh-ree] /ˈmʌlˌbɛr i, -bə ri/ noun, plural mulberries. 1. the edible, berrylike collective fruit of any tree of the genus Morus. 2. a tree of this genus, as M. rubra (red mulberry or American mulberry) bearing dark-purple fruit, M. nigra (black mulberry) bearing dark-colored fruit, or M. alba (white mulberry) bearing nearly white fruit […]
noun 1. the plant family Moraceae, characterized by deciduous or evergreen trees, shrubs, and herbaceous plants having simple, alternate leaves, often milky sap, dense clusters of small flowers, and fruit in the form of a fleshy berry, usually hollow in the center, and including the fig, mulberry, Osage orange, and rubber plant.
[muhlch] /mʌltʃ/ noun 1. a covering, as of straw, compost, or plastic sheeting, spread on the ground around plants to prevent excessive evaporation or erosion, enrich the soil, inhibit weed growth, etc. verb (used with object) 2. to cover with mulch. /mʌltʃ/ noun 1. half-rotten vegetable matter, peat, etc, used to prevent soil erosion or […]