tannish

tannish

[tan-ish]
adjective
somewhat tan: a tannish belt.

Origin:
1935–40; tan1 + -ish1

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tan1 (tæn)
 
n
1.  the brown colour produced by the skin after intensive exposure to ultraviolet rays, esp those of the sun
2.  a light or moderate yellowish-brown colour
3.  short for tanbark
 
vb , tans, tanning, tanned
4.  to go brown or cause to go brown after exposure to ultraviolet rays: she tans easily
5.  to convert (a skin or hide) into leather by treating it with a tanning agent, such as vegetable tannins, chromium salts, fish oils, or formaldehyde
6.  slang (tr) to beat or flog
 
adj , tans, tanning, tanned, tanner, tannest
7.  of the colour tan: tan gloves
8.  used in or relating to tanning
 
[Old English tannian (unattested as infinitive, attested as getanned, past participle), from Medieval Latin tannāre, from tannum tanbark, perhaps of Celtic origin; compare Irish tana thin]
 
'tannable1
 
adj
 
'tannish1
 
adj

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