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This was of gold—not red, not auburn, not flaxen, but pure and living gold.

Flame-colour is a mixture of auburn and dun; dun of white and black; yellow of white and auburn.

There were two gold-plated and two rubber ones of an auburn hue.

She was a slim girl, with a lot of auburn hair which was docked.

You would have said that every auburn hair of the general's head and beard was a vital thing.

On the way we stopped at Auburn, where there was a great State-prison, which I visited alone.

Auburn—a village on the Isis, in the parish of Hill and county of Somerset.

Ever since he helped to get her father out of Auburn, he's done all he could for her.

He got Daddy out of Auburn an' kept Andy an' me in the shanty.

"Burnett's pell-mellin' down from Auburn after ye," she blurted.

WORD ORIGIN

early 15c., from Old French auborne, from Medieval Latin alburnus "off-white, whitish," from Latin albus "white" (see alb). It came to English meaning "yellowish-white, flaxen," but shifted 16c. to "reddish-brown" under influence of Middle English brun "brown," which also changed the spelling.

MORE RELATED WORDS FOR AUBURN

brown

adjectivedark, burnished color
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