Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun A brownish gray.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun A mole. See Talpa.

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  • noun A dark brownish-grey colour, the colour of moleskin.
  • adjective Of a dark brownish-grey colour.

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

  • noun a greyish brown
  • adjective of something having a dusky brownish grey color

Etymologies

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

[French, from Old French, mole, from Latin talpa.]

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From French taupe, from Latin talpa ("mole").

Examples

  • In and out, the strands of gold swam through the heavier layers of thin taupe-colored yarn that constituted the knitted entirety of her dress.

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  • In and out, the strands of gold swam through the heavier layers of thin taupe-colored yarn that constituted the knitted entirety of her dress.

    French Word-A-Day:

  • In and out, the strands of gold swam through the heavier layers of thin taupe-colored yarn that constituted the knitted entirety of her dress.

    French Word-A-Day:

  • Boots of the Dúnedain, this specific iteration being a pair of Vasque Ranger GTX hikers in taupe and burt orange, with Strider outsole

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  • Boots of the Dúnedain, this specific iteration being a pair of Vasque Ranger GTX hikers in taupe and burt orange, with Strider outsole

    December 2008

  • She appeared steady and solid in taupe pantsuit and sensible heels.

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  • She appeared steady and solid in taupe pantsuit and sensible heels.

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  • She appeared steady and solid in taupe pantsuit and sensible heels.

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  • Saks, for instance, has the exclusive on the "taupe" color of a Christian Louboutin ankle boot, while a metal-heeled Louboutin in beige is only at Neiman Marcus.

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  • Bed linen is usually available in a variety of shades of brown whether you want a rich dark chocolate shade or light brown such as taupe or beige.

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  • definition: a brownish gray that is paler and slightly yellower than chocolate, duller and slightly redder than mouse gray, and duller and slightly redder than castor

    January 2, 2007

  • mole-colored: < Fr. taupe < Latin talpa "mole, moleskin"

    December 6, 2007