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  1. dark brown, as many nuts when ripe.
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Origin of nutbrown

1250–1300; Middle English. See nut, brown
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Examples from the Web for nutbrown

Historical Examples of nutbrown

  • A snow-white moustache and imperial made his nutbrown complexion appear darker than it really was.

    A Set of Six

    Joseph Conrad

  • It began with the College exercise, and ended with the “Nutbrown Maid.”

  • Sir knight and comrade, hither comes one, no nutbrown maid is she, but the fairest of all fair women in this world.

  • At first, during the autumn days, she had used it for a scamper through the nutbrown woods.

    The Girl From Tim's Place

    Charles Clark Munn

British Dictionary definitions for nutbrown


  1. of a brownish colour, esp a reddish-brownnutbrown hair
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