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.
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Mississippi’s nickname comes from the magnificent trees that grow there. What is it?
Origin of color phase
First recorded in 1925–30
Words nearby color phase
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