- a rich, dark brown suggestive of dressed and dyed sealskin.
Origin of seal brown
First recorded in 1880–85
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Examples from the Web for seal brown
When the tide is out the water is of a seal-brown color, due to the peat; when it is in, the color is bright green.On an Irish Jaunting-car
Samuel G. Bayne
And just then the seal-brown figure strolled away, as serenely and impudently as she had come.The Dust Flower
Some are banded in seal-brown and amber, the surface having the lustrous, changeful effects of a cat's eye.In the Open
Stanton Davis Kirkham
But there was no depth in his seal-brown eyes which always seemed to brood; no decision in any move of his ponderous body.Then I'll Come Back to You
That fellow is gorgeous with his seal-brown coat and old-gold vest; he is certainly a swell fish.
- a dark brown colour often with a yellowish or greyish tinge
- (as adjective)a seal-brown dress
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