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 for miscegenation
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Miscegenation \Mis`ce*ge*na"tion\, n. [L. miscere to mix + the
     root of genus race.]
     A mixing of races; amalgamation, as by intermarriage of black
     and white.
     Note: Until the late twentieth century, misceganation was a
           crime in some states of the Southern United States.
           [1913 Webster +PJC]

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

      n 1: reproduction by parents of different races (especially by
           white and non-white persons) [syn: miscegenation,
           crossbreeding, interbreeding]

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  40 Moby Thesaurus words for "miscegenation":
     a world-without-end bargain, alliance, bed, bond of matrimony,
     bridebed, cohabitation, conjugal bond, conjugal knot, coverture,
     crossbreeding, crossing, holy matrimony, holy wedlock, husbandhood,
     hybridism, hybridization, ill-assorted marriage, interbreeding,
     intermarriage, interracial marriage, marriage, marriage bed,
     marriage sacrament, match, matrimonial union, matrimony,
     mesalliance, misalliance, mixed marriage, mongrelism, nuptial bond,
     sacrament of matrimony, spousehood, union, wedded bliss,
     wedded state, weddedness, wedding knot, wedlock, wifehood

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