argus brown

noun

Definition of argus brown

  1. :  a moderate brown that is yellower, stronger, and slightly darker than bay, redder, stronger, and slightly lighter than coffee, and deeper and slightly redder than chestnut brown —called also cochin, Mars brown, moccasin

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Origin and Etymology of argus brown

argus (pheasant)


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