Definition of Grayish brown

1. Noun. A color or pigment varying around a light grey-brown color. "She wore dun"

Exact synonyms: Dun, Fawn, Greyish Brown
Generic synonyms: Light Brown
Derivative terms: Dun



Lexicographical Neighbors of Grayish Brown

grayed
grayer
grayest
grayfish
grayfishes
grayflies
grayfly
grayhaired
grayhead
grayheads
grayhen
grayhound
grayhounds
graying
grayish
grayish brown (current term)
grayishly
grayishness
grayite
graylag
graylags
grayle
grayles
grayline
grayling
graylings
graylist
graylisted
graylisting
graylists

Literary usage of Grayish brown

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. The Birds of North and Middle America: A Descriptive Catalogue of the Higher by Robert Ridgway (1919)
"... and a less distinct postocular streak of dusky; nape pale dull buffy passing into light grayish brown on lower hind- neck, streaked with dusky, ..."

2. Handbook of Birds of Eastern North America: With Introductory Chapters on by Frank Michler Chapman (1912)
"... lesser wing-coverts conspicuously margined with rufous or rufous-chestnut; tail dark grayish brown, indistinctly barred with fuscous, and on the basal ..."

3. Handy-book of Literary Curiosities by William Shepard Walsh (1892)
"grayish brown, the color of the earth to which the dead return, in Ethiopia. Pale brown, the color of withered leaves, is the mourning of Persia. ..."

4. Maryland Geological Survey by Maryland Geological Survey (1913)
"... 121.8 2833 Conglomeratic grayish-brown sandstone, coarse-grained sandstone with pebbles the size of a pea scattered throughout. ..."

5. The Canadian Entomologist by Entomological Society of Canada (1951- ), Entomological Society of Ontario (1892)
"Head and thorax grayish-brown. Wings and body of a peculiar blackish-brown tint. ... Legs and body grayish-brown. Wings of a lighter brown shade, ..."

6. Journal of the New York Entomological Society by New York Entomological Society (1901)
"Brown ; head grayish-brown with a brown stripe above ; rostrum grayish-brown ; antenna reaching a little beyond the base of the wings, wholly brown ; joints ..."

7. Bulletin of the American Museum of Natural History by American Museum of Natural History (1903)
"General color above grayish brown with a faint fulvous tinge; the abundant woolly underfur is pale plumbeous at base, with the apical third pale rusty ..."

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