african brown

noun

often capitalized A
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

Word History

First Known Use

1914, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Time Traveler
The first known use of african brown was in 1914

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“African brown.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/african%20brown. Accessed 21 Jul. 2024.

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