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blackness

[blak-nis] /ˈblæk nɪs/
noun
1.
the quality or state of being black.
2.
the quality or state of being a black person.
3.
Origin
1300-1350
1300-50; Middle English; see black, -ness
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n.

late 14c., from black (adj.) + -ness.

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