One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
(of an animal) having whitish fur, plumage, or skin due to a lack of pigment.
- ‘Everyone agreed that it was an ‘albino’ - actually, more correctly a leucistic bird, since it had dark eyes, some yellow color on head and sides, and a little grey patterning on the tail.’
From leuco- ‘white’ + the adjectival suffix -istic.
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