melanian

adjective
me·​la·​nian | \ -ēən, -yən \

Definition of melanian

1 : of dark or black pigmentation
2 usually capitalized, dated : belonging to a race characterized by dark skin pigmentation

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History and Etymology for melanian

French mélanien, from mélan- melan- + -ien -ian

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“Melanian.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/melanian. Accessed 16 Aug. 2022.

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