tawniness

tawny

[taw-nee]
adjective, tawnier, tawniest.
1.
of a dark yellowish or dull yellowish-brown color.
noun
2.
a shade of brown tinged with yellow; dull yellowish brown.

Origin:
1350–1400; Middle English tauny < Anglo-French taune < Middle French tané, past participle of taner to tan

tawnily, adverb
tawniness, noun
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tawny or tawney (ˈtɔːnɪ)
 
n
a.  a light brown to brownish-orange colour
 b.  (as adjective): tawny port
 
[C14: from Old French tané, from taner to tan1]
 
tawney or tawney
 
n
 
[C14: from Old French tané, from taner to tan1]
 
'tawniness or tawney
 
n

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tawny
"tan-colored," late 14c., from Anglo-Fr. tauné "associated with the brownish-yellow of tanned leather," from O.Fr. tané (12c.), pp. of taner "to tan hides," from M.L. tannare (see tan).
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