auburn

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Etymology[edit]

Early Modern English auburn (“brown, reddish brown”) from Middle English aubourne, abron, abroune, abrune (light brown, yellowish brown, blond), alteration (due to conflation with Middle English brun (brown)) of earlier auborne (yellowish-white, flaxen) from Old French auborne, alborne (blond, flaxen, off-white) from Medieval Latin alburnus (whitish), from Latin albus (white). More at albino, brown.

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Noun[edit]

auburn (countable and uncountable, plural auburns)

  1. A dark reddish-brown colour, often used to describe hair colour.
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Adjective[edit]

auburn (comparative more auburn, superlative most auburn)

  1. Of a reddish-brown colour.

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