african brown

noun, often capitalized A

Definition of african brown

1 : a dark grayish brown that is very slightly redder, lighter, and stronger than average chocolate brown and paler and very slightly redder than Chippendale
2 British : a very dark chocolate brown

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First Known Use of african brown

1914, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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“African brown.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 21 Sep. 2020.

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