[fuhs-kuh s]


of brownish-gray or dusky color.

Origin of fuscous

1655–65; < Latin fusc(us) dark, tawny, dusky + -ous
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of a brownish-grey colour

Word Origin for fuscous

C17: from Latin fuscus dark, swarthy, tawny
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Word Origin and History for fuscous

"dark-colored," 1660s, from Latin fuscus "dark, swarthy" (see dusk).

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