The definition of tawny is a brownish, yellowish tan color.(adjective)
An example of something tawny is the coat of a deer.
Tawny is a brownish, yellowish tan color.(noun)
An example of tawny is the color of a slightly tanned person.
See tawny in Webster's New World College Dictionary
Origin: ME tauny < OFr tanné, pp. of tanner, to tan
See tawny in American Heritage Dictionary 4
Origin: Middle English
Origin: , from Anglo-Norman taune
Origin: , variant of Old French tane
Origin: , from past participle of taner, to tan; see tan1.
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