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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. 2017.
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  • One after another a string of big bubbles came up to burst in the middle of a widening reddish stain on the coffee-colored water.

    The Escape of Mr. Trimm Irvin S. Cobb
  • These coffee-colored floods were underlaid by thick strata of quicksands.

    When the West Was Young Frederick R. Bechdolt
  • "Dink," said the coffee-colored Angel, taking a tooth out of his muddy mouth.

    The Varmint Owen Johnson
  • Again we toiled for hours through the coffee-colored waters of the swamps.

    The Crossing Winston Churchill
  • Henry is a coffee-colored Negro of unusually prepossessing dress and manner.

    The Railroad Problem Edward Hungerford
  • "He certainly should prove it," said the coffee-colored Angel anxiously.

    The Varmint Owen Johnson
  • The look in the coffee-colored Angel's eye had brought him an unpleasant creeping sensation in the region of the back.

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

    The Varmint Owen Johnson
  • She said she wouldn't trust any white Yankee with a half a dollar that she ever saw, much less a coffee-colored one.

    The Annals of Ann Kate Trimble Sharber
  • "Here he comes," said the coffee-colored Angel, moving swiftly away.

    The Varmint Owen Johnson

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