abraum

noun

ab·​raum
ˈäˌprau̇m
plural -s
: a red ocher used to darken mahogany

Word History

Etymology

probably altered from abron, abrown, variants (in 16th to 17th centuries) of auburn

First Known Use

circa 1753, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of abraum was circa 1753

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“Abraum.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/abraum. Accessed 19 Apr. 2024.

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