black-a-vised

adjective
\ˈbla-kə-ˌvīst \

Definition of black-a-vised 

: having a dark complexion

First Known Use of black-a-vised

1720, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for black-a-vised

black + French à vis as to face

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