Cologne brown

noun

Definition of Cologne brown

1 or cologne earth : vandyke brown
2 : vandyke brown

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History and Etymology for Cologne brown

translation of German Kölner braun, Kölner erde, from Cologne (Köln), Germany, where it was discovered

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“Cologne brown.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Cologne%20brown. Accessed 5 Mar. 2021.

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