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tawny

1tawny

adjective taw·ny \ˈt-nē, ˈtä-nē\

: having a brownish-orange color

taw·ni·ertaw·ni·est

Full Definition of TAWNY

1
:  of the color tawny
2
:  of a warm sandy color <the lion's tawny coat>
taw·ni·ness noun

Examples of TAWNY

  1. <the tawny coat of a lion>

Origin of TAWNY

Middle English, from Anglo-French tané, tauné, literally, tanned, from past participle of tanner to tan
First Known Use: 14th century

Other Color Terms

argentine, cerise, cerulean, cyan, ocher, perse, puce, taupe, vermilion

Rhymes with TAWNY

2tawny

noun
plural tawnies

Definition of TAWNY

:  a brownish-orange to light brown color

First Known Use of TAWNY

15th century

Other Color Terms

argentine, cerise, cerulean, cyan, ocher, perse, puce, taupe, vermilion

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