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colored (adj.)

late 14c., "having a certain color, having a distinguishing hue," also (c. 1400) "having a certain complexion," past-participle adjective from color (v.). From 1610s as "having a dark or black color of the skin;" specifically, in U.S., "being wholly or partly of African descent," though, as Century Dictionary notes (1897) "In census-tables, etc., the term is often used to include Indians, Chinese, etc."

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Definitions of colored from WordNet

colored (adj.)
having color or a certain color; sometimes used in combination;
amber-colored heads of grain
colored crepe paper
Synonyms: coloured / colorful
colored (adj.)
having skin rich in melanin pigments; ;
Synonyms: coloured / negro
colored (adj.)
favoring one person or side over another;
Synonyms: biased / coloured / one-sided / slanted
colored (adj.)
(used of color) artificially produced; not natural;
Synonyms: bleached / coloured / dyed
From wordnet.princeton.edu