Albino

A term originally applied by the Portuguese to those negroes who were mottled with white spots; but now applied to those who are born with red eyes and white hair. Albinos are found among white people as well as among negroes. The term is also applied to beasts and plants. (Latin, albus, white.)

Source: Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, E. Cobham Brewer, 1894
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