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taupe

[ tohp ]
/ toʊp /
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noun

a moderate to dark brownish gray, sometimes slightly tinged with purple, yellow, or green.

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Origin of taupe

1910–15; <French <Latin talpa mole
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British Dictionary definitions for taupe

taupe
/ (təʊp) /

noun

  1. a brownish-grey colour
  2. (as adjective)a taupe coat

Word Origin for taupe

C20: from French, literally: mole, from Latin talpa
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