Colored
Colored Col"ored, a. 1. Having color; tinged; dyed; painted; stained. [1913 Webster]

The lime rod, colored as the glede. --Chaucer. [1913 Webster]

The colored rainbow arched wide. --Spenser. [1913 Webster]

2. Specious; plausible; adorned so as to appear well; as, a highly colored description. --Sir G. C. Lewis. [1913 Webster]

His colored crime with craft to cloke. --Spenser. [1913 Webster]

3. Of some other color than black or white. [1913 Webster]

4. (Ethnol.) Of some other color than white; having a skin color darker than that of caucasian people; mostly applied to negroes or persons having negro blood; as, a colored man; the colored people. Opposite of {white} and {caucasian}.

Syn: coloured, dark-skinned. [1913 Webster]

5. (Bot.) Of some other color than green. [1913 Webster]

Colored, meaning, as applied to foliage, of some other color than green. --Gray. [1913 Webster]

Note: In botany, green is not regarded as a color, but white is. --Wood. [1913 Webster]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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