From Scots blackaviced, blackavised, from black + euphonic -a- (perhaps after blackamoor) + French vis (“face”) + -ed.
blackavised (comparative more blackavised, superlative most blackavised)
- Dark-complexioned; swarthy
- 1847, Charlotte Brontë, Jane Eyre:
- I would advise her black a-viced suitor to look out.
- 1982, Lawrence Durrell, Constance, Penguin 2004 (Avignon Quintet), p. 652:
- They are black-avised as warlocks and wear their black cowls with formality and disdain.