• WordNet 3.6
    • n albino a person with congenital albinism: white hair and milky skin; eyes are usually pink
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: The town of Olney, Illinois celebrates a "Squirrel Day" festival to honour the 200 albino squirrels that live in the town. The festival includes a squirrel blessing by a priest
    • n Albino A person, whether negro, Indian, or white, in whom by some defect of organization the substance which gives color to the skin, hair, and eyes is deficient or in a morbid state. An albino has a skin of a milky hue, with hair of the same color, and eyes with deep red pupil and pink or blue iris. The term is also used of the lower animals, as white mice, elephants, etc.; and of plants in a whitish condition from the absence of chlorophyll.☞ The term was originally applied by the Portuguese to negroes met with on the coast of Africa, who were mottled with white spots.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
  • Interesting fact: One in every 9000 people is an albino.
    • n albino A person of pale, milky complexion, with light hair and pink eyes. This abnormal condition appears to depend on an absence of the minute particles of coloring matter which ordinarily occur in the lowest and last-deposited layers of the epidermis or outer skin. Albinos occasionally occur among all races of men.
    • n albino Hence An animal characterized by the same peculiarity in physical constitution. A perfect albino is pure white, with pink eyes; but there may be every degree of departure from the normal coloration, exhibiting every variation in paleness of color or in spotting or marking with white, such pallid or pied individuals being called partial albinos. An albino is always a sport or freak of nature, as when one of a brood of crows or blackbirds is snow-white; but albinism tends to become hereditary and thus established, as in the case of white mice, white rabbits, and white poultry. Any albino, therefore, is to be distinguished from an animal that is naturally white, like the snowy heron or polar bear, or that periodically turns white in winter, like the arctic fox, polar hare, or ptarmigan. Some animals are more susceptible to albinism than others, but probably all are liable to the deficiency or total lack of pigment which constitutes this affection.
    • n albino A plant the leaves of which are marked by the absence of chlorophyl, or whose flowers are exceptionally white. Seealbinism.
    • n albino In Mexico, a person who has one eighth negro and seven eighths Spanish blood; the child of a Morisco woman (who is the daughter of a mulatto mother and a Spanish father) and of a Spaniard.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: The "spot" on the 7-Up logo comes from its inventor who had red eyes. He was an albino.
    • n Albino al-bī′no a human being or animal whose skin and hair are abnormally white, and the pupil of the eye of pink colour
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
Sp. or Pg. albino, orig. whitish, fr. albo, white, L. albus,
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
Sp. albino, whitish—L. albus, white.


In literature:

This man was an Albino, like those already met with in Tahiti and the Society Islands.
"Celebrated Travels and Travellers" by Jules Verne
His scanty hair, as white as an albino's, escaped from a vizorless hat.
"The Son of Monte Christo" by Jules Lermina
Jim's mother is an albino of a woman, with all the color washed out in one way or another.
"The Brown Mouse" by Herbert Quick
A dirty-faced albino extended a hand to the ferret-faced man.
"Tales of Space and Time" by Herbert George Wells
It was Albino, filling with all the force of his lungs the carabao's horn.
"An Eagle Flight" by José Rizal
Very likely it's the six-toed beast Terry was sending us to cross with the four-toed albino.
"Masterpieces of Mystery, Vol. 1 (of 4)" by Various
Albinoism or cucosis does not necessarily imply hybridism.
"Cotton is King and The Pro-Slavery Arguments" by Various
L. Postumio Albino L. Cornelio Merula aedilib.
"The Student's Companion to Latin Authors" by George Middleton
That albino, Du Sang, is a queer duck.
"Whispering Smith" by Frank H. Spearman
But the one who played best was Albino.
"Friars and Filipinos" by Jose Rizal

In poetry:

When, albino bowl on cloth of jet,
it spilled its virile rays,
our eyes enlarged, our blood reared with the waves.
We craved its secret, but unreachable
it held away from us, chilly and frail.
Distance kept it magnate. Enigma made it white.
"Landing on the Moon" by May Swenson

In news:

(May 13, 2010) Jeremiah Benton slid from bed and looked out his window when Boss, his albino pit bull, started barking.
It's no snow job - handful of redwoods are rare albinos.
Originally thought to be an albino, they have since discovered that it may be leucistic.
"It is true that we are soon going to be engaged in that exercise where a register for all albinos will be taken," said Wendy Hleta, a spokeswoman for the Royal Swaziland Police, in comments to the Swazi Observer newspaper.
The term for such a bird isn't an albino.
Tanzania 's Albinos Face Constant Threat Of Attack.
Albinos living in a nearby protection center are allowed to go to the local market as long as they travel in a group for their own safety.
'You Thieving Pile of Albino Warts'.
A beautiful "bicephalic" (or two-headed ) albino Honduran milk snake, or Lampropeltis triangulum hondurensis.
The true story of the albino raccoon, the pig farmer, and the only NUCLEAR BOMB ever to be dropped on America.
White elephant , not a lousy gift but an actual albino elephant, was captured in the jungles of Maungdaw township in northwestern Rakhine state in Myanmar.
The Strange Allure of a Hot-Pink Albino Alligator .
Albino-Rhino is located at the Fleamasters Fleamarket in the red aisle, booths 47 to 52, State Route 82, Fort Myers.
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Albino buck bagged in Marquette County.

In science:

The author would like to thank the organizer for invitation, and thank Adam Kocoloski, Yichun Xu, Zebo Tang, Lijuan Ruan, Patricia Fachini, Anne Sickles, Bedanga Mohanty, Simon Albino, Xin-nian Wang, Simon Wicks, Thorsten Renk and Werner Vogelsang for valuable discussions and providing the data points and pQCD curves.
High $p_T$ Identified Particle Spectra
More recently Albino-Kramer-Kniehl (AKK) have published FF based on the light quark-flavor tagged data from the OPAL Collaboration .
STAR identifed particle measurements at high transverse momentum in p+p $\sqrt{s}$ = 200 GeV
Cooper, Yavni Bar-Yam and Dominic Albino for helpful comments.
The European debt crisis: Defaults and market equilibrium