blackamoor definition by Webster's New World
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Archaic a very dark-skinned person, esp. a black African
Origin: ; from black plush Moor
blackamoor definition by American Heritage Dictionary
A dark-skinned person, especially a person from northern Africa.
Origin: black + -a-, of unknown origin + Moor.