melanic

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melanic (comparative more melanic, superlative most melanic)

  1. Of, relating to, or exhibiting melanism.
  2. (soil science) Melanocratic.
  3. (archaic, ethnology) black-haired
    • 1842, James Laurie, System of Universal Geography: Founded on the Works of Malte-Brun and Balbi (London: Stevenson & Co.; page 106) [1]
      The melanic, or black class, includes all individuals or races who have black hair; []

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melanic (plural melanics)

  1. A creature, such as a moth, exhibiting melanism.

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