What is colored?

  • (adj): (used of color) artificially produced; not natural.
    Synonyms: bleached, coloured, dyed
    See also — Additional definitions below


Colored is a term once widely used in the United States to refer to black people (i.e., persons of sub-Saharan African ancestry; members of the "black race") and Native Americans. It should not be confused with the more recent term people of color, which generally refers to all "non-white peoples".

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Scutiger (fungus) - General Characteristics
... The scutiger genus are terrestrial, annual, and usually have simple, bright-colored, mesoporous hymenophores ... decorated the context is usually white, but rarely colored, and is fleshy to tough—rigid and fragile when dry ... The Hymenium is porous, can be white or colored, and has thin-walled tubes The spores are smooth, or rarely echinulate and hyaline ...
Colored - History in America
... The term "colored" appeared in North America during the colonial era ... In 1851 an article in the New York Times referred to the "colored population" ... In 1863, the War Department established the "Bureau of Colored Troops." The first 12 Census counts in the U.S ...
Cream-colored Woodpecker
... The Cream-colored Woodpecker (Celeus flavus) is a species of woodpecker native to South America, from Colombia and the Guianas to Peru, Bolivia, and the eastern part ... It is colored creamy yellow, except for the wingtips and tail, which are much darker ... It is not known how the Cream-colored Woodpecker nests, although it is believed that they nest in holes in trees ...
List Of Amphibians Of Michigan - Frogs
... cricket frog Adults are approximately 1 inch (2.5 cm) long and are colored brown or gray ... gray tree frog Adults are 1.5 to 2 inches (3.8 to 5.1 cm) long and colored gray, green or brown ... Hyla versicolor Gray tree frog Adults are 1.5 to 2 inches (3.8 to 5.1 cm) long and colored gray, green or brown ...
Colored People (song) - Other Releases
... Various version of "Colored People" have appeared on several DC Talk official releases, including the band's greatest hits album Intermission ... A live version of "Colored People" was included on the 1997 live release Welcome to the Freak Show ... "Colored People" also appears on the compilation album WOW 1998 ...

More definitions of "colored":

  • (adj): Having skin rich in melanin pigments.
    Example: "National Association for the Advancement of Colored People"
    Synonyms: coloured, dark, dark-skinned
  • (adj): Having color or a certain color; sometimes used in combination.
    Example: "Colored crepe paper"; "amber-colored heads of grain"
    Synonyms: coloured, colorful
  • (noun): A United States term for Blacks that is now considered offensive.
    Synonyms: colored person

Famous quotes containing the word colored:

    I am colored but I offer nothing in the way of extenuating circumstances except the fact that I am the only Negro in the United States whose grandfather on the mother’s side was not an Indian chief.
    Zora Neale Hurston (1891–1960)

    Please stop using the word “Negro.”... We are the only human beings in the world with fifty-seven variety of complexions who are classed together as a single racial unit. Therefore, we are really truly colored people, and that is the only name in the English language which accurately describes us.
    Mary Church Terrell (1863–1954)

    It seemed a long way from 143rd Street. Shaking hands with the Queen of England was a long way from being forced to sit in the colored section of the bus going into downtown Wilmington, North Carolina. Dancing with the Duke of Devonshire was a long way from not being allowed to bowl in Jefferson City, Missouri, because the white customers complained about it.
    Althea Gibson (b. 1927)