Shams al-Dīn Muhammad b. ‘Abdul-Khāliq al-Suyuti lists the terms used by the Arabs to describe complexions and the light complexions the term [أدم] can be used to describe, relating to the context in which it appears.

→ Jawāhir al-'Uqood 2/574 [2nd Edition] | Alexandria, Egypt.

Ibn Mandhūr [d. 1311 CE] said, “Red (حمراء) [is a term used to describe] the white complexion of the Non-Arabs. The Arabs would describe white non-Arabs, like the Romans/Persians, as having a *red complexion [حمراء]. The term [أبيض] is NOT used for complexion.”

Ibn Mandhūr [d. 1311 CE] said, "Red (حمراء) [is a term used to describe] the Non-Arabs - for their white complexion. The Arabs would describe white non-Arabs, like the Romans/Persians, as having *red complexion [حمراء]. The term [أبيض] wasn't used for complexion." → Lisān al-Arab | Pg. 990 | Translated by: Abu Dawūd [Mustafa b. Saalih] al-Hushayshi … Continue reading Ibn Mandhūr [d. 1311 CE] said, “Red (حمراء) [is a term used to describe] the white complexion of the Non-Arabs. The Arabs would describe white non-Arabs, like the Romans/Persians, as having a *red complexion [حمراء]. The term [أبيض] is NOT used for complexion.”