Col"ored (?), a.


Having color; tinged; dyed; painted; stained.

The lime rod, colored as the glede. Chaucer.

The colored rainbow arched wide. Spenser.


Specious; plausible; aborned so as to appear well; as, a highly colored description.

Sir G. C. Lewis.

His colored crime with craft to cloke. Spenser.


Of some other color than black or white.

4. Ethnol.

Of some other color than white; specifically applied to negroes or persons having negro blood; as, a colored man; the colored people.

5. Bot.

Of some other color than green.

Colored, meaning, as applied to foliage, of some other color than green. Gray.

⇒ In botany, green is not regarded as a color, but white is.



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