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See also: metis, Metis, and Métis

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NounEdit

métis

  1. Alternate spelling of metis.

Usage NotesEdit

When writing in English in Canada, the accent is often preserved on métis. Many people and groups have dropped the accent, especially in western and northern Canada. When used in the name of an organization, the recommendation is to respect the preferred spelling of that organization.

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EtymologyEdit

From Late Latin mixticius, from Latin mixtus. Compare Portuguese mestiço, Spanish mestizo.

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AdjectiveEdit

métis (feminine singular métisse, masculine plural métis, feminine plural métisses)

  1. (of a person) mixed-race
  2. (of an animal or a plant) mongrel; of mixed origin.

NounEdit

métis m (plural métis, feminine métisse)

  1. a mixed-race person
  2. a mongrel; a cross-breed

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