Vandyke brown

noun
  1. a medium brown color.
  2. any of several dark-brown pigments consisting of iron oxide mixed with lampblack or similar materials.

Origin of Vandyke brown

First recorded in 1840–50
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British Dictionary definitions for vandyke brown

Vandyke brown

noun
    1. a moderate brown colour
    2. (as adjective)a Vandyke-brown suit
  1. any of various brown pigments, usually consisting of a mixture of ferric oxide and lampblack
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