albino albino  /æl ˈbaɪ ˌnoʊ/

Definition(s):

  • (n) a person with congenital albinism: white hair and milky skin; eyes are usually pink

Usage(s):

  1. The company was once asked, for instance, to procure a dozen albino peacocks for Jennifer Lopez's birthday.
  2. The main suspects are local witch doctors, who sell albino organs and hacked-off body parts as good-luck charms.
  3. Best zoological opinion insists that there are no true albino seals.

News

  1. Police Blotter

    Fernando Albino, 41, Cedar Rapids, was charged June 14 with OWI and failure to post financial security. Chad Anciaux, 26, 58 Rita Lyn Court, was charged June 15 with public intoxication.
    on June 17, 2013     Source: The Daily Iowan

  2. Scientists Pinpoint Why A Famous Gorilla Was White

    A famous albino gorilla that lived for 40 years at the Barcelona Zoo got its white coloring by way of inbreeding, new research shows. Snowflake was a male Western lowland gorilla . He was born in the wild and captured in 1966 by villagers in Equatorial Guinea.
    on June 16, 2013     Source: Business Insider

  3. Snowflake the Albino Gorilla Was Inbred, Study Finds

    A famous albino gorilla that lived for 40 years at the Barcelona Zoo got its white coloring by way of inbreeding, new research shows.
    on June 15, 2013     Source: LiveScience.com via Yahoo! News

Quotes

  1. "It adds a level of hyper-reality," Fraser said. "To see it play with audiences full of little kids reaching out in the air to try and grab a floating pocket knife is just hilarious. And hey, there's an albino dinosaur. Did you know there's...
    on Mar 13, 2008 By: Brendan Fraser Source: San Francisco Chronicle

  2. "They live in fear of offending anybody. If one guy writes in and says, 'I'm never going to buy Ivory soap again because you had a joke in your show about albinos and I'm an albino,' you will get a memo the next day: 'No more albino jokes.' They...
    on Jun 10, 2007 By: Terence Winter Source: Independent Community Newspaper

  3. "I thought, this man's a psychopath, and he's not a psychopath because he's an albino," Bettany said.
    on May 16, 2006 By: Paul Bettany Source: Boston Globe (registration)

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