The melanic race have a much stronger propensity to indulge in the intemperate use of ardent spirits than white people.
It is blackish in colour, but is not a melanic variety of the last.
Perhaps a melanic variety of the more widely spread A. tniolella.
In these cases the advanced condition in the series of melanic colors appears only late in ontogeny.
A melanic form of the female sometimes occurs in which the wings are almost wholly dull blackish on both sides.
Specimens of the last form are intermediate between the type and the melanic ab.
"It was the melanic type of the jaguar and very rare," he said regretfully.
Examples of a blackish form have been noted from a wood in West Kent, and these are apparently referable to the melanic ab.
Naturalists also distinguish between seasonal, dimorphic, melanic, and albino forms.
Dr. Hodgson has recently obtained several of these melanic specimens in Sussex.
melanic me·lan·ic (mə-lān'ĭk)
Of, relating to, or exhibiting melanism.
Of, relating to, or affected with melanosis; melanotic.