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Synonyms for brownish

of a color similar to that of wood or earth

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They appear to vary their tints according to the nature of the ground over which they pass: when in deep water, their general shade was brownish purple, but when placed on the land, or in shallow water, this dark tint changed into one of a yellowish green.
In some specimens, small but perfect spheres of brownish granular matter supplied the places of the septa; and I observed the curious process by which they were produced.
Sometimes both ends burst at once, sometimes only one, and a quantity of coarse, brownish, granular matter was ejected.
As if unable to grasp what is due to the difference of latitudes, he wore a brown bowler hat, a complete suit of a brownish hue, and clumsy black boots.
In an instant the contents assumed a dull mahogany colour, and a brownish dust was precipitated to the bottom of the glass jar.
His linen or clothes are examined, and brownish stains discovered upon them.
Symptoms: 6 A single brownish red patch on your back or chest which is then followed by similar patches elsewhere.
com) I THOUGHT this rich brownish shade might be too dark for my fair complexion, but actually, once I'd dabbed with one fingertip and blended with another, the effect was subtle.
While alive, the Canadian/ American ones are brownish in colour and are a bit speckled around the tail area, although they do go red after cooking and UK lobsters are blue before being cooked and then turn red.
Antenna 4/s as long as forewing; scape brownish white, scales with dark brown band subterminally; flagellomere pale gray on basal half, dark brownish gray on distal half.
Ralph didn't understand, but later that evening a grinning Cecelia turned up - in that Rolls Royce - and when she sat at the family table, the boy noticed she was fidgeting with a little dark brownish green ball on her key fob
Sausser found the brownish, yellow-eyed owl between the wall and the chest of drawers on which the bird cage sits.
Chinese scientists have discovered a new species of brownish pit viper in the largest scientific study since the 1970s on wildlife at Mount Everest, Xinhua reported.
Andleeb Rana displayed her 25 paintings, showing texture of her impressions with brownish and yellowish hues.
10 Flagellum yellow or brownish yellow with apical 4 or 5 flagellomeres black, strongly contrasting with other segments (Fig.