- 1 : a person with pale skin, light hair, pinkish eyes, and
visual abnormalities resulting from a hereditary inability to
produce the pigment melanin.
diminutive of albo,
from Latin albus (“white”).
Word Origin & History
1777, from Sp. or Port. albino, from L. albus "white" (see alb). Used by
Portuguese of white-spotted African negroes. Extended 1859 to animals having
the same peculiarity.