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Vandyke brown

Vandyke brown

noun

Definition of VANDYKE BROWN

:  a natural brown-black pigment of organic matter obtained from bog earth or peat or lignite deposits; also :  any of various synthetic brown pigments

Origin of VANDYKE BROWN

from its use by the painter Vandyke
First Known Use: circa 1850

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