Albiness \Al*bi"ness\, n. A female albino. --Holmes. [1913 Webster]

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  • albiness — /alˈbin es/ noun (archaic) A female albino • • • Main Entry: ↑albino …   Useful english dictionary

  • albino — (n.) 1777, from Spanish or Portuguese albino, from L. albus white (see ALB (Cf. alb)). Used by Portuguese of white spotted African negroes. Extended 1859 to animals having the same peculiarity. A female albino formerly was an albiness (1808) …   Etymology dictionary

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