meaning of auburn

auburn meaning in General Dictionary


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  • (of hair) colored a moderate reddish-brown
  • Flaxen-colored.
  • Reddish brown.

auburn meaning in Etymology Dictionary

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

auburn - French to English


auburn meaning in General Dictionary

(a.) Flaxen-colored.

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  • (a.) reddish-brown.

Sentence Examples with the word auburn

That of New York built the great Auburn penitentiary in 1816 to carry out the new principles.

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