Definition of Melungeon in US English:

Melungeon

(also Malungeon)

noun

US
  • A member of a North American people of mixed white, black, and American Indian descent, inhabiting the southern Appalachian Mountains of the eastern United States.

Origin

Early 19th century; earliest use found in Minute Book Stony Creek Baptist Church. Origin uncertain; perhaps ultimately from French mélange mélange.

Pronunciation

Melungeon

/mɪˈlʌndʒ(ə)n/