allochroous

adjective

al·​loch·​ro·​ous
əˈläkrəwəs,
aˈ-
: changing color

Word History

Etymology

Greek allochroos changed in color, from all- + chroa, chroia color, skin; akin to Greek chrōs skin

First Known Use

circa 1846, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of allochroous was circa 1846

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“Allochroous.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/allochroous. Accessed 26 Feb. 2024.

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