any of various warm, muted colors ranging basically from neutral to deep brown.
When to Capitalize “Earth”
When it comes to writing, this common English word confuses many native speakers who aren’t sure whether to use Earth or earth. Why is this an issue? Earth can be either a proper noun or a common noun. In English, proper nouns (nouns which signify a particular person, place, or thing) are capitalized. Following this rule, when Earth is discussed as a specific planet or …
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Origin of earth tone
First recorded in 1970–75
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