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black

2 noun
     
Related topics: Colours, Nationality and Race
black2
1 [uncountable and countable]CC the dark colour of coal or night:
You look good wearing black.
coal-black
2 [countable] also BlackSAN someone who belongs to the race of people who originally came from Africa and who have dark brown skin [↪ white]:
laws that discriminated against blacks
3

be in the black

BF to have money in your bank account [≠ be in the red]

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