Synonyms for tawny

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He glowered at his fate, and tugged his tawny moustache for some time in silence.

Then on the other side the windows glistened with the tawny glow of gold.

The stem is short, hairy, tawny; sometimes the stem is almost obsolete.

There could be no doubt of his identity, with the light on his strong face and tawny hair.

In the centre of the table was a huge birthday cake for Tawny Adonis.

My Tawny Adonis was a far more soothing companion than Steve.

Their coats were black and tawny, but yellowish-white beneath.

The halo of her tawny hair stirred as I let myself drop by her side.

Her eyes were a tawny brown; her hair a flamboyant auburn mop.

Next did he become a tiger, tawny and velvet black, and fierce to devour.

WORD ORIGIN

"tan-colored," late 14c., from Anglo-French tauné "associated with the brownish-yellow of tanned leather," from Old French tané (12c.), past participle of taner "to tan hides," from Medieval Latin tannare (see tan).

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auburn

nounreddish-brown color
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