seal brown



a rich, dark brown suggestive of dressed and dyed sealskin.

Origin of seal brown

First recorded in 1880–85
Related formsseal-brown, adjective Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Examples from the Web for seal brown

Historical Examples of seal brown

  • When the tide is out the water is of a seal-brown color, due to the peat; when it is in, the color is bright green.

  • And just then the seal-brown figure strolled away, as serenely and impudently as she had come.

    The Dust Flower

    Basil King

  • Some are banded in seal-brown and amber, the surface having the lustrous, changeful effects of a cat's eye.

    In the Open

    Stanton Davis Kirkham

  • But there was no depth in his seal-brown eyes which always seemed to brood; no decision in any move of his ponderous body.

  • That fellow is gorgeous with his seal-brown coat and old-gold vest; he is certainly a swell fish.

British Dictionary definitions for seal brown

seal brown


  1. a dark brown colour often with a yellowish or greyish tinge
  2. (as adjective)a seal-brown dress
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