Definition of Light brown

1. Noun. A brown that is light but unsaturated.

Generic synonyms: Brown, Brownness
Specialized synonyms: Tan, Topaz, Dun, Fawn, Grayish Brown, Greyish Brown, Beige, Ecru

Lexicographical Neighbors of Light Brown

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light a fire under
light adaptation
light air
light as a feather
light at the end of the tunnel
light ballast
light bath
light beam
light beer
light bread
light breeze
light brown (current term)
light bucket
light bulb
light bulb joke
light bulb jokes
light bulbs
light cells of thyroid
light chain
light chain-related amyloidosis
light circuit
light clay
light clock
light coagulation
light colonel
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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 ..."

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