complexioned (usually used in combination): a light-complected boy.
Origin of complected
Complected, a back formation from complexion, is an Americanism dating from the early 19th century. Although it has been criticized by some as a dialectal or nonstandard substitution for complexioned, it occurs in the speech of educated persons and occasionally in edited writing.
verb (used with object) Obsolete.
to interweave; intertwine.
Origin of complect
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Related Words for complectedsew, incorporate, entwine, construct, compose, zigzag, knit, create, fuse, fabricate, twist, fold, intertwine, careen, snake, splice, introduce, braid, spin, loop
(tr) archaic to interweave or entwine
Word Origin for complect
C16: from Latin complectī; see complex
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1806, American English, "complexioned," a variant derivation from complexion, which, intentionally or not, shows the Latin root.
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