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Definition of Metis noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

 

Metis

 noun
noun
BrE BrE//meɪˈtiː//
 
; NAmE NAmE//meɪˈtiː//
 
(pl. Metis
BrE BrE//meɪˈtiː//
 
; NAmE NAmE//meɪˈtiː//
 
; BrE BrE//meɪˈtiːz//
 
; NAmE NAmE//meɪˈtiːz//
 
)
(Canadian English)
 
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(especially in Canada) a person with one Aboriginal parent and one European parent, or a person whose family comes from both Aboriginal and European backgrounds Word Originfrom French métis, from Latin mixtus ‘mixed’ (see also mestizo).
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: Metis