a person of mixed parentage; esp., in Canada, a person having one French Canadian parent and one American Indian parent
Origin of métisFrench from Ecclesiastical Late Latin misticius, of mixed race, born of parents of different nations: present sense in French influenced, influence by Spanish mestizo: see mestizo
- A person of mixed racial ancestry.
- often Métis A person of mixed Native American and French-Canadian ancestry.
Origin of metisCanadian French from Old French metis of mixed race from Late Latin mixtīcius mixed ; see mestizo .
The satellite of Jupiter that is closest to the planet.
Origin of MetisAfter Metis , Titaness who was a consort of Zeus (Jupiter) from Greek mētis wisdom ; see mē-2 in Indo-European roots.
- Alternative spelling of Metis.