Definition of Melanesoid in US English:

Melanesoid

adjective

Anthropology
  • Physically similar to the typical Melanesian; resembling a Melanesian.

Origin

1930s; earliest use found in Man: a monthly record of anthropological science. From Melanes- + -oid.

Pronunciation

Melanesoid

/ˌmɛləˈniːzɔɪd/