brown Idioms & Phrases


alaskan brown bear

  • noun brown bear of coastal Alaska and British Columbia
    Ursus arctos middendorffi; Kodiak bear; Ursus middendorffi; Kodiak.
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big brown bat

  • noun rather large North American brown bat; widely distributed
    Eptesicus fuscus.
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blackish-brown

  • adjective satellite of brown tinged with black
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boston brown bread

  • noun dark steamed bread made of cornmeal wheat and flour with molasses and soda and milk or water
    Boston brown bread.
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brown algae

  • noun algae having the chlorophyll masked by brown and yellow pigments
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brown ash

  • noun vigorous spreading North American tree having dark brown heavy wood; leaves turn gold in autumn
    basket ash; hoop ash; Fraxinus nigra; black ash.
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brown bat

  • noun any of numerous medium to small insectivorous bats found worldwide in caves and trees and buildings
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brown bear

  • noun large ferocious bear of Eurasia
    Ursus arctos; bruin.
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brown bells

  • noun California herb with brownish-purple or greenish bell-shaped flowers
    Fritillaria parviflora; Fritillaria micrantha.
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brown bent

  • noun common grass with slender stems and narrow leaves
    velvet bent; Agrostis canina; dog bent; velvet bent grass; Rhode Island bent.
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Brown Bess

  • the old regulation flintlock smoothbore musket, with bronzed barrel, formerly used in the British army.
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brown betty

  • noun baked pudding of apples and breadcrumbs
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brown bill

Brown" bill`

Etymology
Brown + bill cutting tool.
Definitions
  1. A bill or halberd of the 16th and 17th centuries. See 4th Bill.
    Many time, but for a sallet, my brainpan had been cleft with a brown bill. Shak.
    ✍ The black, or as it is sometimes called, the brown bill, was a kind of halberd, the cutting part hooked like a woodman's bill, from the back of which projected a spike, and another from the head. Grose.
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Brown bread

  • noun bread made with whole wheat flour
    dark bread; whole meal bread; whole wheat bread.
  • noun dark steamed bread made of cornmeal wheat and flour with molasses and soda and milk or water
    Boston brown bread.
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  • (a) Dark colored bread; esp. a kind made of unbolted wheat flour, sometimes called in the United States Graham bread . "He would mouth with a beggar though she smelt brown bread and garlic." Shak. (b) Dark colored bread made of rye meal and Indian meal, or of wheat and rye or Indian; rye and Indian bread. U.S.
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brown bullhead

  • noun freshwater catfish of eastern United States
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brown butter

  • noun clarified butter browned slowly and seasoned with vinegar or lemon juice and capers
    beurre noisette.
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Brown coal

  • noun intermediate between peat and bituminous coal
    lignite; wood coal.
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  • wood coal. See Lignite.
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brown creeper

  • noun a common creeper in North America with a down-curved bill
    American creeper; Certhia americana.
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brown cup

  • noun a variety of sclerotinia
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Brown hematite or Brown iron ore

  • (Min.), the hydrous iron oxide, limonite, which has a brown streak. See Limonite.
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brown hickory

  • noun an American hickory tree having bitter nuts
    black hickory; pignut; Carya glabra; pignut hickory.
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Brown holland

  • . See under Holland.
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brown hyena

  • noun of southern Africa
    strand wolf; Hyaena brunnea.
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brown lacewing

  • noun small dark-colored lacewing fly
    hemerobiid; hemerobiid fly.
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brown lemming

  • noun of northwestern Canada and Alaska
    Lemmus trimucronatus.
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brown oak

  • noun large tree of Australasia
    silky elm; booyong; red beech; Terrietia trifoliolata; stave wood; crow's foot; Heritiera trifoliolata.
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brown onion sauce

  • noun brown sauce with sauteed chopped onions and parsley and dry white wine or vinegar
    Lyonnaise sauce.
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Brown paper

  • dark colored paper, esp. coarse wrapping paper, made of unbleached materials.
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brown pine

  • noun large Australian tree with straight-grained yellow wood that turns brown on exposure
    Podocarpus elatus; Rockingham podocarp.
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brown rat

  • noun common domestic rat; serious pest worldwide
    Norway rat; Rattus norvegicus.
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brown rice

  • noun unpolished rice retaining the yellowish-brown outer layer
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brown root rot fungus

  • noun fungus causing brown root rot in plants of the pea and potato and cucumber families
    Thielavia basicola.
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brown rot

  • noun any of certain fungous diseases of plants characterized by browning and decay of tissues
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brown rot gummosis

  • noun disease of citrus trees caused by the fungus Phytophthora citrophthora
    gummosis.
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brown sauce

  • noun a sauce based on soy sauce
    brown sauce.
  • noun bouillon or beef stock thickened with butter and flour roux and variously seasoned with herbs or Worcestershire etc.
    sauce Espagnole.
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brown snail

  • noun serious garden pest having a brown shell with paler zigzag markings; nearly cosmopolitan in distribution
    Helix aspersa.
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brown soft scale

  • noun pest on citrus trees
    Coccus hesperidum.
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Brown spar

  • (Min.), a ferruginous variety of dolomite, in part identical with ankerite.
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Brown stone

  • . See Brownstone.
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Brown stout

  • a strong kind of proter or malt liquor.
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Brown study

  • noun a state of deep absorption or thoughtfulness
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  • a state of mental abstraction or serious reverie.
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brown sugar

  • noun unrefined or only partly refined sugar
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brown swiss

  • noun large hardy brown breed of dairy cattle from Switzerland
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brown thrasher

  • noun common large songbird of eastern United States having reddish-brown plumage
    Toxostoma rufums; brown thrasher.
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brown thrush

  • noun common large songbird of eastern United States having reddish-brown plumage
    Toxostoma rufums; brown thrasher.
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Brown" thrush"

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  1. (Zoöl.) A common American singing bird (Harporhynchus rufus), allied to the mocking bird; -- also called brown thrasher.
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brown trout

  • noun speckled trout of European rivers; introduced in North America
    salmon trout; Salmo trutta.
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brown university

  • noun a university in Rhode Island
    Brown.
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brown-black

  • adjective satellite of black tinged with brown
    brownish-black.
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brown-gray

  • adjective satellite of grey tinged with brown
    brownish-grey; brown-gray; brownish-gray.
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brown-green

  • adjective satellite of green tinged with brown
    brownish-green.
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brown-grey

  • adjective satellite of grey tinged with brown
    brownish-grey; brown-gray; brownish-gray.
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brown-haired

  • adjective satellite having hair of a dark color
    dark-haired; black-haired.
    • a dark-haired beauty
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brown-nose

  • verb flatter with the intention of getting something
    butter up.
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brown-purple

  • adjective satellite of dark purple tinted with brown
    brownish-purple.
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brown-speckled

  • adjective satellite having brown speckles
    brownish-speckled.
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brown-striped

  • adjective satellite having brown stripes
    brownish-striped.
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brown-tail moth

  • noun small brown and white European moth introduced into eastern United States; pest of various shade and fruit trees
    Euproctis phaeorrhoea; browntail.
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browned off

  • adjective satellite greatly annoyed; out of patience
    cheesed off; exasperated.
    • had an exasperated look on his face
    • felt exasperated beyond endurance
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browning automatic rifle

  • noun a portable .30 caliber automatic rifle operated by gas pressure and fed by cartridges from a magazine; used by United States troops in World War I and in World War II and in the Korean War
    BAR.
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browning machine gun

  • noun a belt-fed machine gun capable of firing more than 500 rounds per minute; used by United States troops in World War II and the Korean War
    Peacemaker.
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buff-brown

  • adjective satellite of brown tinged with buff
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caramel brown

  • noun a medium to dark tan color
    caramel brown; caramel; raw sienna; buff.
  • adjective satellite having the color of caramel; of a moderate yellow-brown
    caramel.
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chestnut-brown

  • adjective satellite (of hair or feathers) of brown tinged with chestnut
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chinese brown sauce

  • noun a sauce based on soy sauce
    brown sauce.
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chocolate-brown

  • adjective satellite of a color similar to that of wood or earth
    brown; chocolate-brown; brownish.
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chukker-brown

  • adjective satellite snuff colored; of a greyish to yellowish brown
    snuff; chukker-brown; mummy-brown.
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dark-brown

  • adjective satellite of a color similar to that of wood or earth
    brown; chocolate-brown; brownish.
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deep brown

  • noun a medium brown to dark-brown color
    coffee; umber; burnt umber; chocolate.
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Done brown

  • a phrase in cookery; applied figuratively to one who has been thoroughly deceived, cheated, or fooled. Colloq.
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elizabeth barrett browning

  • noun English poet best remembered for love sonnets written to her husband Robert Browning (1806-1861)
    Browning.
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european brown bat

  • noun common brown bat of Europe
    Eptesicus serotinus; serotine.
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father brown

  • noun a Catholic priest who was the hero of detective stories by G. K. Chesterton
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Garnet brown

  • (Chem.), an artificial dyestuff, produced as an explosive brown crystalline substance with a green or golden luster. It consists of the potassium salt of a complex cyanogen derivative of picric acid.
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golden-brown

  • adjective satellite of brown tinged with gold
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gray-brown

  • adjective satellite of brown tinged with grey
    grey-brown; gray-brown; grayish-brown.
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grayish brown

  • noun a color or pigment varying around a light grey-brown color
    fawn; dun; grayish brown.
    • she wore dun
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grayish-brown

  • adjective satellite of brown tinged with grey
    grey-brown; gray-brown; grayish-brown.
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greenish-brown

  • adjective satellite of brown tinged with green
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grey-brown

  • adjective satellite of brown tinged with grey
    grey-brown; gray-brown; grayish-brown.
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greyish brown

  • noun a color or pigment varying around a light grey-brown color
    fawn; dun; grayish brown.
    • she wore dun
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greyish-brown

  • adjective satellite of brown tinged with grey
    grey-brown; gray-brown; grayish-brown.
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hair-brown

Hair"-brown` adjective

Definitions
  1. Of a clear tint of brown, resembling brown human hair. It is composed of equal proportions of red and green.
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hazel-brown

  • adjective satellite of brown tinged with hazel
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Indigo brown

  • (Chem.), a brown resinous substance found in crude indigo.
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john brown

  • noun abolitionist who was hanged after leading an unsuccessful raid at Harper's Ferry, Virginia (1800-1859)
    Brown.
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john m. browning

  • noun United States inventor of firearms (especially automatic pistols and repeating rifles and a machine gun called the Peacemaker) (1855-1926)
    John M. Browning; Browning.
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john moses browning

  • noun United States inventor of firearms (especially automatic pistols and repeating rifles and a machine gun called the Peacemaker) (1855-1926)
    John M. Browning; Browning.
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light brown

  • noun a brown that is light but unsaturated
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little brown bat

  • noun the small common North American bat; widely distributed
    Myotis leucifugus; little brown bat.
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little brown myotis

  • noun the small common North American bat; widely distributed
    Myotis leucifugus; little brown bat.
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Liver brown, Liver color

  • the color of liver, a dark, reddish brown.
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lyman frank brown

  • noun United States writer of children's books (1856-1919)
    Frank Baum; Baum.
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Mars brown

  • a bright, somewhat yellowish, brown.
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Mummy brown

  • a brown color, nearly intermediate in tint between burnt umber and raw umber. A pigment of this color is prepared from bitumen, etc., obtained from Egyptian tombs.
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mummy-brown

  • adjective satellite snuff colored; of a greyish to yellowish brown
    snuff; chukker-brown; mummy-brown.
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nut-brown

Nut"-brown` adjective

Definitions
  1. Brown as a nut long kept and dried. "The spicy nutbrown ale." Milton.
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Olive brown

  • noun a shade of brown tinged with green
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  • brown with a tinge of green.
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olive-brown

  • adjective satellite of a brown color with a greenish tinge
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orange-brown

  • adjective satellite of brown tinged with orange
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purple-brown

  • adjective satellite of brown tinged with purple
    purple-brown.
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purplish-brown

  • adjective satellite of brown tinged with purple
    purple-brown.
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red-brown

  • adjective satellite of brown tinged with red
    mahogany-red; red-brown.
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reddish brown

  • noun a shade of brown with a tinge of red
    Venetian red; mahogany; sepia; burnt sienna.
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reddish-brown

  • adjective satellite of brown tinged with red
    mahogany-red; red-brown.
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robert brown

  • noun Scottish botanist who first observed the movement of small particles in fluids now known a Brownian motion (1773-1858)
    Brown.
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robert browning

  • noun English poet and husband of Elizabeth Barrett Browning noted for his dramatic monologues (1812-1889)
    Browning.
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rust-brown

  • adjective satellite of the brown color of rust
    rusty; rust.
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rusty-brown

  • adjective satellite of something having the brown color of rust
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seal-brown

Seal"-brown` adjective

Definitions
  1. Of a rich dark brown color, like the fur of the fur seal after it is dyed.
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snuff-brown

  • adjective satellite snuff colored; of a greyish to yellowish brown
    snuff; chukker-brown; mummy-brown.
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Spanish brown

  • a species of earth used in painting, having a dark reddish brown color, due to the presence of sesquioxide of iron.
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tawny-brown

  • adjective satellite of a light brown to brownish orange color; the color of tanned leather
    tawny.
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Vandyke brown

  • noun a moderate brown color
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  • (Paint.), a pigment of a deep semitranssparent brown color, supposed to be the color used by Vandyke in his pictures.
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Walnut brown

  • a deep warm brown color, like that of the heartwood of the black walnut.
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whity-brown

Whit"y-brown` adjective

Definitions
  1. Of a color between white and brown. Pegge.
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yellow-brown

  • adjective satellite of a medium to dark brownish yellow color
    amber; brownish-yellow.
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yellowish brown

  • noun a medium to dark tan color
    caramel brown; caramel; raw sienna; buff.
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