colorpoint

adjective
col·​or·​point | \ ˈkə-lər-ˌpȯint How to pronounce colorpoint (audio) \

Definition of colorpoint

: of, relating to, or being a color pattern of the domestic cat (such as the Siamese cat) consisting of a pale body with darker ears, paws, tail, and face

First Known Use of colorpoint

1958, in the meaning defined above

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“Colorpoint.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/colorpoint. Accessed 26 Oct. 2021.

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