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auburn

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adjective au·burn \ˈȯ-bərn\

Simple Definition of auburn

  • : reddish brown

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of auburn

  1. 1 :  of the color auburn

  2. 2 :  of a reddish-brown color

Origin of auburn

Middle English auborne blond, from Middle French, from Medieval Latin alburnus whitish, from Latin alburnum sapwood


First Known Use: 15th century


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auburn

noun au·burn

Definition of auburn

  1. :  a moderate brown



1613

First Known Use of auburn

1613


Auburn

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geographical name Au·burn \ˈȯ-bərn\

Definition of Auburn

  1. 1 city E Alabama pop 53,380

  2. 2 city SW Maine pop 23,055

  3. 3 city cen New York pop 27,687

  4. 4 city W Washington pop 70,180




AUBURN Defined for Kids

auburn

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adjective au·burn \ˈȯ-bərn\

Definition of auburn for Students

  1. :  of a reddish brown color <auburn hair>





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