nigritude

nigritude

[nig-ri-tood, -tyood, nahy-gri-]
noun
complete darkness or blackness.

Origin:
1645–55; < Latin nigritūdō blackness, black color, equivalent to nigr- (stem of niger) black + -i- -i- + -tūdō -tude

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nigritude (ˈnɪɡrɪˌtjuːd)
 
n
rare blackness; darkness
 
[C17: from Latin nigritūdō, from niger black]

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