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taupe

[tohp] /toʊp/
noun
1.
a moderate to dark brownish gray, sometimes slightly tinged with purple, yellow, or green.
Origin of taupe
1910-1915
1910-15; < French < Latin talpa mole
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taupe

/təʊp/
noun
1.
  1. a brownish-grey colour
  2. (as adjective): a taupe coat
Word Origin
C20: from French, literally: mole, from Latin talpa
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n.

1880s, "a mole," later (1911) "dark brownish-gray color" (the color of moleskin), from French taupe, the color, originally "a mole," from Latin talpa "a mole."

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