Origin of auburnMiddle English auburne from Old French auborne from Medieval Latin alburnus from Classical Latin albus, white (see elf); meaning influenced, influence by Middle English brun, brown
Origin of auburnMiddle English from Old French aborne blond from Latin alburnus whitish from albus white ; see albho- in Indo-European roots.
(comparative more auburn, superlative most auburn)
- Of a reddish-brown colour.
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
- Her auburn curls lay in no particular style – so much like her father.
- Wet auburn curls were plastered around her pale face and the back of her neck.
- He died at Auburn, New York, on the 12th of September 1830.
- That of New York built the great Auburn penitentiary in 1816 to carry out the new principles.
- Auburn hair - and you barely have enough freckles for anyone to notice.