Definition of Light brown
1. Noun. A brown that is light but unsaturated.
Specialized synonyms: Tan, Topaz, Dun, Fawn, Grayish Brown, Greyish Brown, Beige, Ecru
Lexicographical Neighbors of Light Brown
Literary usage of Light brown
Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:
1. The Canadian Entomologist by Entomological Society of Canada (1951- ), Entomological Society of Ontario (1905)
"... mid-tibia- are dark near apex and the metatarsi and tarsal joints are all light, with faint light brown spots on some of the joints ; the hind ..."
2. The Standard Cyclopedia of Horticulture: A Discussion for the Amateur, and by Liberty Hyde Bailey (1916)
"... 9-12 in. long, with medial resin-ducts: cones cylindric-ovate, 4-8 in. long; apophysis low-pyramidal, irregularly 4-sided, light brown and ..."
3. The Auk: Quarterly Journal of Ornithology by American Ornithologists' Union, Nuttall Ornithological Club (1876)
"Wings very light brown, barred, spotted, and tipped with dull white. ... Top of head light brown, darker in centre, with only the slightest tinge of the ..."
4. Notes and Queries by Martim de Albuquerque (1861)
"From these the colour hazel may be determined ; and light brown is correct, although dark brown may be meant when expressed as in the song — We have ..."
5. Cyclopedia of American Horticulture: Comprising Suggestions for Cultivation by Liberty Hyde Bailey, Wilhelm Miller (1901)
"Tree, to 80 ft., with horizontally spreading branches forming an open, irregular pyramid : branchlets light brown: winter-buds ovate or ovate-oblong, ..."
6. The American Naturalist by American Society of Naturalists, Essex Institute (1881)
"They change from one color to another in from two to eight minutes, and one changed from green to light-brown, then back to green again, in five minutes. ..."
7. Journal of the New York Entomological Society by New York Entomological Society (1913)
"Haltères light brown, the knob a little darker. Legs, coxa; light brown, ... Wings with a rather uniform light brown suffusion, stigma a little darker brown ..."