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

First Known Use of Vandyke brown

circa 1850, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for Vandyke brown

from its use by the painter vandyke

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The first known use of Vandyke brown was circa 1850

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“Vandyke brown.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Vandyke%20brown. Accessed 25 Jun. 2021.

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