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 for colored
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Color \Col"or\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Colored; p. pr. & vb. n.
     Coloring.] [F. colorer.]
     1. To change or alter the hue or tint of, by dyeing,
        staining, painting, etc.; to dye; to tinge; to paint; to
        stain.
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              The rays, to speak properly, are not colored; in
              them there is nothing else than a certain power and
              disposition to stir up a sensation of this or that
              color.                                --Sir I.
                                                    Newton.
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     2. To change or alter, as if by dyeing or painting; to give a
        false appearance to; usually, to give a specious
        appearance to; to cause to appear attractive; to make
        plausible; to palliate or excuse; as, the facts were
        colored by his prejudices.
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              He colors the falsehood of [AE]neas by an express
              command from Jupiter to forsake the queen. --Dryden.
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     3. To hide. [Obs.]
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              That by his fellowship he color might
              Both his estate and love from skill of any wight.
                                                    --Spenser.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Colored \Col"ored\, a.
     1. Having color; tinged; dyed; painted; stained.
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              The lime rod, colored as the glede.   --Chaucer.
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              The colored rainbow arched wide.      --Spenser.
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     2. Specious; plausible; adorned so as to appear well; as, a
        highly colored description. --Sir G. C. Lewis.
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              His colored crime with craft to cloke. --Spenser.
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     3. Of some other color than black or white.
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     4. (Ethnol.) Of some other color than white; having a skin
        color darker than that of caucasian people; mostly applied
        to negroes or persons having negro blood; as, a colored
        man; the colored people. Opposite of white and
        caucasian.
  
     Syn: coloured, dark-skinned.
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     5. (Bot.) Of some other color than green.
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              Colored, meaning, as applied to foliage, of some
              other color than green.               --Gray.
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     Note: In botany, green is not regarded as a color, but white
           is. --Wood.
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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

  colored
      adj 1: having color or a certain color; sometimes used in
             combination; "colored crepe paper"; "the film was in
             color"; "amber-colored heads of grain" [syn: colored,
             coloured, colorful] [ant: uncolored, uncoloured]
      2: having skin rich in melanin pigments; "National Association
         for the Advancement of Colored People"; "dark-skinned
         peoples" [syn: colored, coloured, dark, dark-skinned,
         non-white]
      3: favoring one person or side over another; "a biased account
         of the trial"; "a decision that was partial to the defendant"
         [syn: biased, colored, coloured, one-sided,
         slanted]
      4: (used of color) artificially produced; not natural; "a
         bleached blonde" [syn: bleached, colored, coloured,
         dyed]
      n 1: a United States term for Blacks that is now considered
           offensive [syn: colored person, colored]

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  130 Moby Thesaurus words for "colored":
     adorned, affected, antiblack, apocryphal, apparent, artificial,
     assumed, bastard, befrilled, biased, black, black-skinned, bogus,
     brummagem, chauvinistic, colorable, counterfeit, counterfeited,
     dark-complexioned, dark-skinned, decorated, deep, deep-colored,
     distorted, doctrinaire, dogmatic, dressed up, dummy, dyed,
     embellished, embroidered, ersatz, factitious, fake, faked,
     falsified, fancy, feigned, festooned, fictitious, fictive,
     figurative, figured, florid, flowery, full, full-colored, garbled,
     gilded, hued, illegitimate, imbued, imitation, in Technicolor,
     in color, influenced, interested, jaundiced, junky, know-nothing,
     lush, luxuriant, make-believe, man-made, melanian, melanic,
     melanistic, melano, melanotic, melanous, meretricious, mock,
     nonobjective, one-sided, opinionated, ornate, ostensible,
     overcharged, overloaded, partial, partisan, perverted, phony,
     pinchbeck, plausible, prejudiced, prepossessed, pretended, pseudo,
     purple, put-on, quasi, queer, racist, seeming, self-styled, sexist,
     sham, shoddy, simulated, so-called, soi-disant, specious, spurious,
     stained, superpatriotic, supposititious, swayed, synthetic,
     tendentious, tin, tinct, tinctured, tinged, tinsel, tinted,
     titivated, toned, twisted, ultranationalist, unauthentic,
     undetached, undispassionate, ungenuine, unnatural, unneutral,
     unreal, warped, wash-colored, xenophobic
  
  

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