brownish

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Etymology[edit]

brown +‎ -ish

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brownish (comparative more brownish, superlative most brownish)

  1. Of a colour which resembles brown; somewhat brown.
    • 1902, Rudyard Kipling, "How the Leopard Got His Spots" in Just So Stories, [1]
      The Giraffe and the Zebra and the Eland and the Koodoo and the Hartebeest lived there; and they were 'sclusively sandy-yellow-brownish all over []
    • 1942, Emily Carr, “Waterworks”, in The Book of Small:
      Two pumps stood side by side in our kitchen. One was for well water and one was a cistern pump—water from the former was hard and clear, from the cistern it was brownish and soft.
    • 1953, Samuel Beckett, Watt, Olympia Press:
      Watt wore, on his feet, a boot, brown in colour, and a shoe, happily of a brownish colour also.

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