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fuscous

[fuhs-kuh s] /ˈfʌs kəs/
adjective
1.
of brownish-gray or dusky color.
Origin
1655-1665
1655-65; < Latin fusc(us) dark, tawny, dusky + -ous
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fuscous

/ˈfʌskəs/
adjective
1.
of a brownish-grey colour
Word Origin
C17: from Latin fuscus dark, swarthy, tawny
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Word Origin and History for fuscous
adj.

"dark-colored," 1660s, from Latin fuscus "dark, swarthy" (see dusk).

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