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A.Word.A.Day--fuscous

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fuscous (FUS-kuhs) adjective

Of a brownish-gray color; dusky.

[From Latin fuscus (dusky).]

See more usage examples of fuscous in Vocabulary.com's dictionary.

"What do you miss most when you are away? Sitting in a wind tower at sunset, drinking cold beer and watching the play of light on the roofs below - ancient corrugated iron rusted into every fuscous shade imaginable."
Alexander Frater; My Kind of Town; The Sunday Telegraph (London, UK); Sep 12, 2004.

This week's theme: words for colors.

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