Definitions

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Brown as a nut long kept and dried.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Brown as a ripe and dried nut.

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

  • adj. of the color of nuts

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Examples

  • Michael Bryant was a nut-brown necromancer who looked as if he may genuinely have commanded graves to open.

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  • The nomad was buttoning on a deep green shirt over his wife-beater as he strode toward the landing, his nut-brown hair hanging in loose, shining waves to his shoulders.

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  • Above a square-domed forehead he saw a mop of brown hair, nut-brown, with a wave to it and hints of curls that were a delight to any woman, making hands tingle to stroke it and fingers tingle to pass caresses through it.

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  • She is old; white-haired with nut-brown skin, worn and wrinkled by the passage of the seasons.

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  • She was a woman, a beautiful, nut-brown woman, with a sturdy, health-rounded woman's body and with wonderful deep-blue woman's eyes.

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  • She was a woman, a nut-brown woman, an Amazon, a full-blooded, full-bodied woman, and royal ripe.

    The Night-Born

  • Over one eye he has a scar, a white slice the length of a thumbnail, the one part of his face that never turns nut-brown.

    23rd and Surf

  • Sit on the porch and drink a few rounds of nut-brown ales, sopping up the brew with a bacon double cheeseburger that you'd happily trade a few months of your life for.

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  • Greg Von Doersten for The Wall Street Journal At The Snake River Brewery 265 Millward Avenue sit on the porch and drink a few rounds of nut-brown ales, sopping up the brew with a bacon double cheeseburger that you'll happily trade a few months of your life for.

    A Mountain Escape

  • Glancing up at the mainsails, his eyes fell on Pazel, and for a moment they regarded each other in silence: an old man stiff and wrinkled as a cypress; a boy in tattered shirt and breeches, nut-brown hair in his eyes, clinging barefoot to the tarred and salt-stiffened ropes.

    Excerpt: The Red Wolf Conspiracy by Robert Redick

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