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com·plect·ed

 (kəm-plĕk′tĭd)
adj. Informal
Marked by or having a particular facial complexion. Often used in combination: "A white-haired and ruddy-complected priest stood on the deck of one of the trawlers" (New York Times).

[Back-formation from complection, variant of complexion.]

complected

(kəmˈplɛktɪd)
adj
(in combination) a US dialect word for complexioned

com•plect•ed

(kəmˈplɛk tɪd)

adj.
complexioned: a light-complected child.
[1800–10, Amer.; complect-, back formation from complexion, presumably taken as *complection + -ed3]
usage: Although criticized by some as a dialectal or nonstandard formation, complected occurs in educated speech and occasionally in edited writing.