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

 

tawny

 adjective
adjective
BrE BrE//ˈtɔːni//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈtɔːni//
 
 
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brownish-yellow in colour the lion’s tawny mane Word Origin Middle English: from Old French tane, from tan ‘tanbark’; related to tan.
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