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bicolour

Line breaks: bi|col¦our
Pronunciation: /ˈbʌɪkʌlə
 
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Definition of bicolour in English:

adjective

Having two colours: a male bicolour damselfish
More example sentences
  • Dorsey's study focuses on bicolor damselfish populations and reproductive success at two different kinds of coral reef habitats in the Caribbean - a near-shore fringing reef on Barbados and a deep offshore reef in Grenada.
  • Dorsey chose to work with the bicolor damselfish because they are not considered a threatened or endangered species.
  • The colors cover the spectrum and there are solid as well as bicolor types.

noun

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A bicolour flower or breed.
Example sentences
  • Some farmers cultivate bi-colour flowers like light yellow with maroon blotches, deep crimson-edged yellow, gold and red bicolour.
  • Flowers of some red and blue large-flowered hybrids and the bicolors fade badly if they get too much sun and these should be planted in eastern exposures or partial shade.
  • In recent years, breeders have introduced bicolors, usually a basic color with a white star.

Derivatives

bicoloured

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adjective& noun
Example sentences
  • Many cultivars have bicolored petals and a striking yellow center.
  • Fabulous bright colors of red, pink, white, and purple, along with many bicolored varieties are some popular color choices of gardeners.
  • She looked up and saw Mephisto, wise old Mephisto, watching her with patience in his bicoloured eyes.

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