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[kaw-fee-kuhl-erd, kof-ee-] /ˈkɔ fiˌkʌl ərd, ˈkɒf i-/
having the medium-brown color of coffee mixed with cream or milk; moderately brown.
Origin of coffee-colored
First recorded in 1685-95 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018.
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  • These coffee-colored floods were underlaid by thick strata of quicksands.

    When the West Was Young Frederick R. Bechdolt
  • Again we toiled for hours through the coffee-colored waters of the swamps.

    The Crossing Winston Churchill
  • "He certainly should prove it," said the coffee-colored Angel anxiously.

    The Varmint Owen Johnson
  • "Say it for me," said the coffee-colored Angel, with his hand to his ear.

    The Varmint Owen Johnson
  • He had thrashed the coffee-colored Angel: he could thrash or take a thrashing from any one.

    The Varmint Owen Johnson
  • At this moment the awful wreck of the coffee-colored Angel limped up.

    The Varmint Owen Johnson
  • "Here he comes," said the coffee-colored Angel, moving swiftly away.

    The Varmint Owen Johnson
  • "Gerund, sir," said the coffee-colored Angel with more conviction.

    The Varmint Owen Johnson
  • Usually the outside is white and the inner layer brown or coffee-colored.

  • He was an old Portuguese, coffee-colored in his gray linen suit.

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