Definitions for auburnˈɔ bərn
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a reddish brown or golden brown color.
(adj.)of this color:
Origin of auburn:
1400–50; late ME abo(u)rne blond < MF, OF auborne,alborne < L alburnus whitish
(of hair) colored a moderate reddish-brown
Of a reddish-brown colour.
Origin: Early Modern English auburn "brown, reddish brown" from aubourne, abron, abroune, abrune "light brown, yellowish brown, blond", alteration (due to conflation with brun "brown") of earlier auborne "yellowish-white, flaxen" from auborne, alborne "blond, flaxen, off-white" from Medieval Latin alburnus "whitish" from Latin albus "white". More at albino, brown