Definition of auburn adjective from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

 

auburn

 adjective
adjective
BrE BrE//ˈɔːbən//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈɔːbərn//
 
Hair colour
 
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(of hair) reddish-brown in colour Wordfinderauburn, blonde, dark, fair, ginger, grey, jet black, mousy, redhead, sandy See related entries: Hair colour Word Origin late Middle English: from Old French auborne, alborne, from Latin alburnus ‘whitish’, from albus ‘white’. The original sense was ‘yellowish white’, but the word became associated with brown because in the 16th and 17th centuries it was often written abrune or abroun.

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