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proper noun
  1. (context, anthropology, archaic) a member of the Caucasian racial classification.
  2. a native or inhabitant of the Caucasus.
  3. (linguistics) a group of languages spoken in the Caucasus area.
  4. (bartending) a humourous name for the White Russian, a cocktail consisting of coffee liqueur, vodka, and milk. Apparently originated with the 1998 film w:The Big Lebowski, The Big Lebowski.
adjective (wikipediaAlt, Caucasian race)
  1. (context, anthropology, archaic) of a human racial classification; including people who originate from Europe and a portion of people who originate from Northern Africa, Western Asia and parts of Central Asia and South Asia having usually straight or wavy hair similar phenotypical features and very light to yellowish pigmented skin.
  2. of, or relating to the Caucasus region or its people, languages and culture.
caucasoid Tweet Definition of caucasoid Like Definition of caucasoid on Facebook
adjective
  1. (anthropology) a member of the racial classification of humanity composed of peoples indigenous to Europe, the Northeast Atlantic, North Africa, West Asia, South Asia and parts of Central Asia, as well as their diaspora in other parts of the world.
color Tweet Definition of color Like Definition of color on Facebook
noun
  1. The spectral composition of visible light.
Humans and birds can perceive .
  1. A particular set of visible spectral compositions, perceived or named as a class.
Most languages have names for the colors black, white, red, and green.
  1. Hue as opposed to achromatic colors (black, white and greys).
He referred to the white flag as one "drained of all ".
  1. Human skin tone, especially as an indicator of race or ethnicity.
Color has been a sensitive issue in many societies.
  1. (figuratively) interest, especially in a selective area.
a bit of local .
  1. In corporate finance, details on sales, profit margins, or other financial figures, especially while reviewing quarterly results when an officer of a company is speaking to investment analyists.
Could you give me some with regards to which products made up the mix of revenue for this quarter?
  1. (physics) A property of quarks, with three values called red, green, and blue, which they can exchange by passing gluons.
(color-colour (noun))
verb
  1. To give something color.
We could the walls red.
  1. To draw within the boundaries of a line drawing using colored markers or crayons.
My kindergartener loves to .
  1. (context, of a face) To become red through increased blood flow.
  2. To affect without completely changing.
That interpretation certainly colors my perception of the book.
  1. To attribute a quality to.
(colloquial) Color me confused. (color-colour (verb))
adjective
  1. Conveying color, as opposed to shades of gray.
Color television and movies were considered a great improvement over black and white.
Cro-Magnon Tweet Definition of Cro-Magnon Like Definition of Cro-Magnon on Facebook
noun
  1. The earliest known form of modern humans, Homo sapiens, to be found in Europe, dating from the late Paleolithic.

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