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fuscous

[ fuhs-kuhs ]
/ ˈfʌs kəs /
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adjective

of brownish-gray or dusky color.

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Origin of fuscous

1655–65; <Latin fusc(us) dark, tawny, dusky + -ous
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British Dictionary definitions for fuscous

fuscous
/ (ˈfʌskəs) /

adjective

of a brownish-grey colour

Word Origin for fuscous

C17: from Latin fuscus dark, swarthy, tawny
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