tawny

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From Middle English, from Anglo-Norman tawné, from Old French tané, past participle of taner ‎(to tan), from tan ‎(tanbark, tawny color), from Gaulish tanno ‎(holm oak), from Proto-Indo-European *dhenh-. Ccompare Breton tann, Old Irish caerthann ‎(rowan).

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tawny ‎(comparative tawnier, superlative tawniest)

  1. Of a light brown to brownish orange color

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tawny

  1. A light brown to brownish orange colour

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