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seal brown

a rich, dark brown suggestive of dressed and dyed sealskin.
Origin of seal brown
First recorded in 1880-85
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seal-brown, adjective Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2017.
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Historical Examples
  • Any old colors, excepting black, can be made a good shade of seal brown.

  • For seal brown it is not necessary to wash your feathers, nor to bleach off any color.

  • She was wearing a seal brown tailored suit and a light chiffon blouse.

  • Then the swelling in Mr. Fitznoodle's head had gone down a little, but there was still a seal brown taste in his mouth.

    Remarks Bill Nye
  • Laramie has a seal brown goat, with iron gray chin whiskers and a breath like new mown hay.

    Remarks Bill Nye
British Dictionary definitions for seal brown

seal brown

  1. a dark brown colour often with a yellowish or greyish tinge
  2. (as adjective): a seal-brown dress
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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