from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Of the color of a fawn; light yellowish brown.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Of a light yellowish-brown color.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adj. having the color of a fawn


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  • It took him only moments to strip off his torn, dirty clothing and put on new fawn-colored breeches that hugged his thighs, a white shirt with a cravat that tied about his neck, and a long vest of dark green.

    Judge deveraux

  • Less than three miles up the coast I canter across a fawn-colored meadow, flushing hawks to flight.

    Richard Bangs: Skullduggery on Easter Island (Part I of II)

  • Skirt and trousers were of fawn-colored silk corduroy.


  • Again Graham visioned the white round of knee pressed into the round muscles of the swimming Mountain Lad, as he noted the firm knee-grip on her pigskin English saddle, quite new and fawn-colored to match costume and horse.


  • The sight of her, in her fawn-colored silk corduroy, tormented him with a rush of visions of that form of hers — ­swimming


  • She looked suddenly small and bewildered among the detritus of her new life, the fawn-colored jewel case on the dressing table, the silk robe thrown across the bed, and Ifemelu felt frightened for her.

    Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie | Miracle

  • Today however he thought about the piece of deer and the little mushroom caps of bone that seemed to sprout from the branch of fawn-colored hair.

    Deer Collage

  • John F. Kennedy and others; two fawn-colored cotton-rayon sofas; two elegant midnight-blue lamps by Christopher Spitzmiller; and an extremely contemporary mica coffee table from Roman Thomas, a New York furnituremaker.

    Penelope Green On Oval Office Redesign: 'The Audacity Of Taupe'

  • A satellite image from Google Earth shows the Middle Belt as a gray-green strip between the equator and the 10th parallel, dividing the fawn-colored dry land from the vibrant sub-Saharan jungle canopy.

    God’s Country

  • She was fawn-colored with a nip of white above a back hoof so fresh from its long bath it was perfectly clean and soft, the bottom still rough, like a brand-new shoe with a crepe rubber sole.

    The Dirty Life


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