(Al`be", Al`bee") conj. [See Albeit.] Although; albeit. [Obs.]

Albe Clarissa were their chiefest founderess.

(||Al*be"do) n. [L., fr. albus white.] Whiteness. Specifically: (Astron.) The ratio which the light reflected from an unpolished surface bears to the total light falling upon that surface.

(Al`be"it) conj. [OE. al be although it be, where al is our all. Cf. Although.] Even though; although; notwithstanding. Chaucer.

Albeit so masked, Madam, I love the truth.

(Al"bert*ite) n. (Min.) A bituminous mineral resembling asphaltum, found in the county of A. bert, New Brunswick.

(Al"ber*type) n. [From the name of the inventor, Albert, of Munich.] A picture printed from a kind of gelatine plate produced by means of a photographic negative.

(Al*bes"cence) n. The act of becoming white; whitishness.

(Al*bes"cent) a. [L. albescens, p. pr. of albescere to grow white, fr. albus white.] Becoming white or whitish; moderately white.

(Al"bi*cant) a. [L. albicans, p. pr. of albicare, albicatum, to be white, fr. albus white.] Growing or becoming white.

(Al`bi*ca"tion) n. The process of becoming white, or developing white patches, or streaks.

(Al"bi*core) n. [F. albicore (cf. Sp. albacora, Pg. albacor, albacora, albecora), fr. Ar. bakr, bekr, a young camel, young cow, heifer, and the article al: cf. Pg. bacoro a little pig.] (Zoöl.) A name applied to several large fishes of the Mackerel family, esp. Orcynus alalonga. One species common in the Mediterranean and Atlantic, is called in New England the horse mackerel; the tunny. [Written also albacore.]

(Al`bi*fi*ca"tion) n. [Cf. F. albification: L. albus white + ficare facere, to make.] The act or process of making white. [Obs.]

(Al`bi*gen"ses ||Al`bi`geois") n. pl. [From Albi and Albigeois, a town and its district in the south of France, in which the sect abounded.] (Eccl. Hist.) A sect of reformers opposed to the church of Rome in the 12th centuries.

The Albigenses were a branch of the Catharists They were exterminated by crusades and the Inquisition. They were distinct from the Waldenses.

(Al`bi*gen"sian) a. Of or pertaining to the Albigenses.

(Al*bi"ness) n. A female albino. Holmes.

(Al"bi*nism) n. The state or condition of being an albino: abinoism; leucopathy.

(Al`bi*nis"tic) a. Affected with albinism.

(Al*bi"no) n.; pl. Albinos [Sp. or Pg. albino, orig. whitish, fr. albo white, L. albus.] A person, whether negro, Indian, or white, in whom by some defect of organization the substance which gives color to the skin, hair, and eyes is deficient or in a morbid state. An albino has a skin of a milky hue, with hair of the same color, and eyes with deep red pupil and pink or blue iris. The term is also used of

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