color phase


a genetically controlled variation in the colors of the skin, pelt, or plumage of an animal.
one of two or more colorings assumed by an animal, varying with age or season.

Nearby words

  1. color hearing,
  2. color hemianopsia,
  3. color index,
  4. color line,
  5. color of someone's money, see the,
  6. color radical,
  7. color scheme,
  8. color scotoma,
  9. color sergeant,
  10. color solid

Origin of color phase

First recorded in 1925–30 Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019