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Words used to describe the colours of animals

albino

noun

a person or animal with very pale skin, white hair or fur, and pink eyes caused by a medical condition that they were born with

bay

adjective

a bay horse is red-brown in colour

brindled

adjective

with fur that is brown or grey mixed with other colours

camouflage

noun

the colour or shape of an animal that makes it difficult to see because it looks similar to what is around it

dappled

adjective

a dappled horse or other animal has a coat with spots of different colours on it

dapple-grey

adjective

a dapple-grey horse is light grey with spots of darker grey

ginger

adjective

ginger hair or fur is orange-brown

piebald

adjective

a piebald animal is two different colours, usually black and white

pied

adjective

a pied bird or animal has feathers or fur of two or more different colours, usually black and white

tabby

adjective

dark pool

a method of financial trading in which share prices are hidden and not openly available to the public

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