alesan

noun
al·​e·​san | \ ˈa-lə-ˌsan\
plural -s

Definition of alesan

: a light brown that is less strong and slightly yellower and lighter than blush, paler and slightly redder than French beige, and redder and paler than cork

called also café au lait, French nude

Love words?

You must — there are over 200,000 words in our free online dictionary, but you are looking for one that’s only in the Merriam-Webster Unabridged Dictionary.

Start your free trial today and get unlimited access to America's largest dictionary, with:

  • More than 250,000 words that aren't in our free dictionary
  • Expanded definitions, etymologies, and usage notes
  • Advanced search features
  • Ad free!

First Known Use of alesan

1910, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for alesan

French alezan, from Spanish alazán

Keep scrolling for more

Learn More about alesan

Dictionary Entries near alesan

alerion

alert

-ales

alesan

Alessandria

alethic

Alethopteris

Statistics for alesan

Look-up Popularity

Time Traveler for alesan

The first known use of alesan was in 1910

See more words from the same year

Comments on alesan

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

WORD OF THE DAY

to take the place or position of

Get Word of the Day daily email!

Test Your Vocabulary

Words for Summer: A Quiz

  • a closeup of a sunflower
  • Which of the following words means “of or relating to summer”?
Name That Thing

Test your visual vocabulary with our 10-question challenge!

TAKE THE QUIZ
Word Winder's CrossWinder

Test Your Knowledge - and learn some interesting things along the way.

TAKE THE QUIZ
Love words? Need even more definitions?

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