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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
a bay horse is red-brown in colour
with fur that is brown or grey mixed with other colours
the colour or shape of an animal that makes it difficult to see because it looks similar to what is around it
a dappled horse or other animal has a coat with spots of different colours on it
a dapple-grey horse is light grey with spots of darker grey
ginger hair or fur is orange-brown
a piebald animal is two different colours, usually black and white
a pied bird or animal has feathers or fur of two or more different colours, usually black and white
a type of hairstyle which has a long, thin strip of hair growing down the back of the neck
a series of games in which the winner of each game plays in the next game until there is one...
(of a politician) to be able to communicate and connect with ordinary people
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Free thesaurus definition of words used to describe the colours of animals from the Macmillan English Dictionary - a free English dictionary online with thesaurus and with pronunciation from Macmillan Publishers Limited.