dominant: A dominant gene is the gene from your parents that you receive because it is more dominant.
EX: Dimples, freckles, and curly hair
Recessive: A recessive gene is a gene that gets pushed away by a dominant gene.
EX: your mom's recessive gene for blue eyes was pushed away by your dad's dominant gene for brown eyes. That's how you got stuck with brown eyes.
Phenotype: is the set of observable characteristics of an individual resulting from the interaction of its genotype with the environment.
Genotype: is the genetic constitution of an individual organism.