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melanous

[ mel-uh-nuhs ]
/ ˈmɛl ə nəs /
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adjective

having a dark, swarthy complexion and dark-colored hair.

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Origin of melanous

First recorded in 1835–40; melan- + -ous

OTHER WORDS FROM melanous

mel·a·nos·i·ty [mel-uh-nos-i-tee], /ˌmɛl əˈnɒs ɪ ti/, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for melanous

melanous
/ (ˈmɛlənəs) /

adjective

having a dark complexion and black hair

Derived forms of melanous

melanosity (ˌmɛləˈnɒsɪtɪ), noun
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