Tawny meaning

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Tawny is a brownish, yellowish tan color.

An example of tawny is the color of a slightly tanned person.

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Tawny color.
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The definition of tawny is a brownish, yellowish tan color.

An example of something tawny is the coat of a deer.

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A light brown to brownish orange.
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Brownish-yellow; tan.
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A light brown to brownish orange colour.
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Origin of tawny

  • Middle English from Anglo-Norman taune variant of Old French tane from past participle of taner to tan tan1

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From Middle English, from Anglo-Norman tauné, from Old French tané, past participle of taner (“to tan"), from tan (“tanbark, tawny color"), from Gaulish tanno 'holm oak' (compare Breton tann, Old Irish caerthann 'rowan'), from Indo-European *dhenh-; akin to German Tann 'woods', Tanne 'fir', Hittite tanau 'fir', Avestan thanwarÉ™ (g. thanwanō) 'bow', Sanskrit dhánus (g. dhánvanus) 'bow', Latin femur (g. feminis) 'thigh', possibly Greek thámnos 'thicket'.

    From Wiktionary