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Definition of "melanistic" []

  • Of, pertaining to, or exhibiting melanism (adjective) : Text is available under the Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License

Use "melanistic" in a sentence
  • "MO, sheriff's deputy has been identified as a melanistic leopard by a zoo curator."
  • "One day in the forest he saw a black jaguar—that is, a melanistic aberration from the spotted pattern of ordinary jaguars—and gaped at it without raising his gun."
  • "I also killed and have the mounted head of a melanistic Impala in my collection."