American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. A moderate reddish brown to brown.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Originally, whitish or flaxen-colored; now, reddish-brown: generally applied to hair.
GNU Webster's 1913
- adj. obsolete Flaxen-colored.
- adj. Reddish brown.
- adj. (of hair) colored a moderate reddish-brown
- 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 (Wiktionary)
- Middle English, from Old French aborne, blond, from Latin alburnus, whitish, from albus, white; see albho- in Indo-European roots. (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
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“Victorian ladies possessing the colouring falsely called "auburn" -- but clouded their excessive verdure to neutrality by semi-transparent over-draperies of black.”
“Not what I'd call auburn but then it may look different under studio lights and on camera.”
“Her eyes were black apparently, though really brown with orange streaks, contrasting with her hair, of the ruddy tint so prized by the Romans, called auburn in England, a color which often appears in the offspring of persons of jet black hair, like that of Monsieur and Madame”
“A bright hue mingled with red and white gives the colour called auburn (Greek).”
“It was a splendid figure of a lass, tall and vigorous, with the sort of hair that in polite circles is called auburn, and that flaming colour in the cheeks which is Nature's recompense to people who live where it rains all the time.”
“A tall, slim girl, "half-past sixteen," with serious gray eyes and hair which her friends called auburn, had sat down on the broad red sandstone doorstep of a Prince Edward Island farmhouse one ripe afternoon in August, firmly resolved to construe so many lines of Virgil.”
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“She has what some people call auburn hair, but I like to call it red, although it had lots of gold in it.”
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