- kinship through one parent only: sisters of the half blood
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- a person related to another through one parent only
- half-breed: generally regarded as an offensive term
- Animal Husbandry an animal with one parent of poor pedigree in contrast to that of the other
Origin of half-bloodbased on the obsolete notion that blood is the medium of heredity
- a. The relationship existing between persons having only one parent in common.b. A person existing in such a relationship.
- Often Offensive A person of mixed racial descent, especially a person of Native American and white parentage.
- A half-blooded domestic animal.
(plural half bloods)
(comparative more half-blood, superlative most half-blood)
- Related by sharing descent from one parent.