from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- adj. Chiefly British Having a dark complexion.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- adj. Dark-visaged; swart.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
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).(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)