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A.Word.A.Day--taupe

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taupe (toap, rhymes with rope) noun

A brownish gray, similar to the color of moleskin.

[From French taupe (mole), from Latin talpa.]

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

"Like those of us doomed to repeat history, women seem to buy the same item over and over again. The Buffer's small point of information 'You've already got a top just like that' is rebuffed with: 'No, the old one (relative term, here) is taupe. The new one is ecru.'"
Tom Shields; Men's Place is Secondary in Any Battle of the Wardrobe; Sunday Herald (Glasgow, UK); Sep 4, 2005.

This week's theme: words for colors.

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