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Vandyke brown

noun
1.
a medium brown color.
2.
any of several dark-brown pigments consisting of iron oxide mixed with lampblack or similar materials.
Origin
1840-1850
1840-50
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British Dictionary definitions for van-dyke brown

Vandyke brown

noun
1.
  1. a moderate brown colour
  2. (as adjective): a Vandyke-brown suit
2.
any of various brown pigments, usually consisting of a mixture of ferric oxide and lampblack
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