black-a-vised


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black-a-vised

 (blăk′ə-vīst′, -vīzd′)
adj. Chiefly British
Having a dark complexion.

[From dialectal black a vice : black + dialectal a, of, on (probably from French à, from Old French, from Latin ad, to, on; see ad-) + vice, face (from Old French vis, face, from Latin vīsus, past participle of vidēre, to see; see weid- in Indo-European roots).]
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black-a-vised

adjective
Of a complexion tending toward brown or black: