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A Grammatical Dictionary of Botanical Latin

 
Tan (color), "a variable color averaging a light yellowish brown that is redder, lighter, and stronger than khaki, deeper and slightly yellower than walnut brown, and yellower and slightly paler than cinnamon" (Webster's III), perhaps the same as buff, which is also the color of treated animal skins (buffalo), and rendered as bubalinus,-a,-um (adj.A), q.v.: alutaceus,-a,-um (adj.A) 'leather-colored, pale brown', brunellus,-a,-um (adj.A), bruneolus,-a, -um (adj.A), brunnescens,-entis (part.B), fuscescens,-entis (part.B) (< L. brunneus, fuscus); for a paler color, the prefix sub- may be added, or the adverb pallide or the suffix pallido-, pallidobrunellus; gilvus,-a,-um (adj.A): dull yellow, yellowish tan, but also applied to reddish or grayish colors found on horses (Stearn);

- coloniae in parte aversa bubalinae vel pallide brunneae, colonies in reverse side tan to pale brown.

- pileo carneo vel alutaceo-aurantiaco, with pileus flesh-colored to tan-orange.
Tan (Eng. noun): see tanner’s bark.

 

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