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auburn

[ aw-bern ]
/ ˈɔ bərn /
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noun

a reddish-brown or golden-brown color.

adjective

having auburn color: auburn hair.

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Origin of auburn

1400–50; late Middle English abo(u)rne blond <Middle French, Old French auborne,alborne<Latin alburnus whitish. See alburnum

Definition for auburn (2 of 2)

Auburn
[ aw-bern ]
/ ˈɔ bərn /

noun

a city in central New York: state prison.
a city in E Alabama.
a city in W central Washington.
a city in SW Maine, on the Androscoggin River.
a city in central Massachusetts.
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British Dictionary definitions for auburn

auburn
/ (ˈɔːbən) /

noun

  1. a moderate reddish-brown colour
  2. (as adjective)auburn hair

Word Origin for auburn

C15 (originally meaning: blond): from Old French alborne blond, from Medieval Latin alburnus whitish, from Latin albus white
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