|1.||[ adjective ] (color) having skin rich in melanin pigments|
|Synonyms:||colored dark coloured|
"National Association for the Advancement of Colored People" "the dark races" "dark-skinned peoples"
|2.||[ adjective ] naturally having skin of a dark color|
|Synonyms:||swart swarthy dusky|
"a dark-skinned beauty" "gold earrings gleamed against her dusky cheeks" "a smile on his swarthy face" (`swart' is archaic)
|Related terms:||archaism brunet|