subfusc

adjective
sub·​fusc | \ (ˌ)səb-ˈfəsk How to pronounce subfusc (audio) , ˈsəb-ˌ \

Definition of subfusc

chiefly British
: drab, dusky

First Known Use of subfusc

1710, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for subfusc

Latin subfuscus brownish, dusky, from sub- + fuscus dark brown — more at dusk

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“Subfusc.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/subfusc. Accessed 29 Jul. 2021.

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