Vandyke brown

noun
Updated on: 11 Sep 2017

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 and Etymology of vandyke brown

from its use by the painter vandyke


Learn More about vandyke brown


Seen and Heard

What made you want to look up Vandyke brown? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).

Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!

WORD OF THE DAY

of yeast or being unsettled or frivolous

Get Word of the Day daily email!

Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!