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auburn

adjective au·burn \ ˈȯ-bərn \
Updated on: 21 Nov 2017

Definition of auburn

1 : of the color auburn
2 : of a reddish-brown color

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Origin and Etymology of auburn

Middle English auborne blond, from Middle French, from Medieval Latin alburnus whitish, from Latin alburnum sapwood


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auburn

noun

Definition of auburn

: a moderate brown

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First Known Use of auburn

1613


Auburn

geographical name Au·burn \ ˈȯ-bərn \

Definition of Auburn

1 city in eastern Alabama population 53,380
Note: Auburn University is located in Auburn, Alabama.
2 city on the Androscoggin River in southwestern Maine population 23,055
3 city in central New York population 27,687
4 city east-northeast of Tacoma in western Washington population 70,180

AUBURN Defined for English Language Learners

auburn

adjective

Definition of auburn for English Language Learners

  • : reddish brown


AUBURN Defined for Kids

auburn

adjective au·burn \ ˈȯ-bərn \

Definition of auburn for Students

: of a reddish brown color
  • auburn hair


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