Etymology
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fuscous (adj.)

"dark-colored, of brown tinged with gray," 1660s, from Latin fuscus "dark, swarthy, dark-skinned" (see dusk). Earlier as fusc, fusk (1560s).

updated on January 28, 2015

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Definitions of fuscous from WordNet

fuscous (adj.)
of something having a dusky brownish grey color;
Synonyms: taupe
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