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fawny

[ faw-nee ]
/ ˈfɔ ni /
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adjective, fawn·i·er, fawn·i·est,
of a color like fawn.
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Origin of fawny

First recorded in 1840–50; fawn1 + -y1
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How to use fawny in a sentence

  • The prisoners wear fawny homespun clothes, of cloth such as the peasants weave, with irregularly occurring brown stripes.

    Sea and Sardinia|D. H. Lawrence
  • This species resembles L. Periclymenum, but is readily distinguished by the sessile flower-heads, and fawny-orange flowers.

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