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