Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • adj. Having a light complexion and light hair.
  • n. A person having a light complexion and light hair.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • adj. Pertaining to the Xanthochroi; having fair hair and a pale complexion.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Having a yellowish or fair complexion.

Etymologies

New Latin Xanthōchroi, yellow-haired, fair-skinned people (a subdivision in a classification of varieties of humans by Thomas H. Huxley : Greek xantho-, xantho- + Greek ōkhroi, pl. of ōkhros, pale) + -oid.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
From Xanthochroi. (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • The suggestion that xanthochroid Aryans were "bleached" by exposure during the glacial period, does not agree with Wallace's doctrine concerning the coloration of Arctic animals.

    Logic Deductive and Inductive

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