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

  • 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).

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • v. Simple past tense and past participle of complect.
  • adj. (in combination) Having a specified complexion; complexioned

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Complexioned.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Woven together; interwoven.
  • Of a certain complexion; complexioned: usually in composition: as, light-complected.


Back-formation from complection, variant of complexion.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)



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