taupe

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From French taupe, from Latin talpa (mole).

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Noun[edit]

taupe (plural taupes)

  1. A dark brownish-grey colour, the colour of moleskin.
    taupe colour:    

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taupe (comparative more taupe, superlative most taupe)

  1. Of a dark brownish-grey colour.
    • 1915, Ben Hecht, "Life", The Little Review, November,
      At five o'clock the patch of daylight above the red-lighted exit door turned taupe, as though a gray curtain had been flung across it; []
    • 1952, Wallace Earle Stegner, "Pop Goes the Alley Cat", Harper's Magazine, February, pp. 42-52,
      In the front room, on an old taupe overstuffed sofa, the head of the house lay in a blanket bathrobe, []

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French[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Latin talpa.

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Noun[edit]

taupe f (plural taupes)

  1. mole (burrowing mammal)
  2. mole (undercover agent)
  3. tunneler

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Adjective[edit]

taupe (masculine and feminine, plural taupes)

  1. taupe

Jèrriais[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Old French taupe.

Noun[edit]

taupe f (plural taupes)

  1. mole (mammal)

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Old French[edit]

Noun[edit]

taupe f (oblique plural taupes, nominative singular taupe, nominative plural taupes)

  1. mole (mammal)

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