Dunnish

Definitions

  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • a Dunnish Inclined to a dun color.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • dunnish Inclined to a dun color; somewhat dun.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • adj Dunnish somewhat dun
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Etymology

Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
A.S. dun, most prob. Celt.; W. dwn, dusky, Gael. donn, brown.

Usage

In literature:

When ripe, the pease are of medium size, often much indented and irregularly compressed, and of a light, dunnish, or brown color.
"The Field and Garden Vegetables of America" by Fearing Burr
His body is full of hair, but not very thick, and it is of a dunnish colour.
"The Strange Adventures of Andrew Battell" by Andrew Battell
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