of a dark brownish-gray color; dark or dusky

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  • Fuscous — Fus cous, a. [L. fuscus.] Brown or grayish black; darkish. [1913 Webster] Sad and fuscous colors, as black or brown, or deep purple and the like. Burke. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • fuscous — dark colored, 1660s, from L. fuscus dark, swarthy (see DUSK (Cf. dusk)) …   Etymology dictionary

  • fuscous — [fus′kəs] adj. [L fuscus: see FURY] dark gray or grayish brown in color; dusky …   English World dictionary

  • fuscous — colorful colorful adj. 1. having striking color. Opposite of {colorless}. Note: [Narrower terms: {changeable, chatoyant, iridescent, shot}; {deep, rich}; {flaming}; {fluorescent, glowing}; {prismatic}; {psychedelic}; {red, ruddy, flushed,… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • fuscous — adjective Etymology: Latin fuscus more at dusk Date: 1662 of any of several colors averaging a brownish gray …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • fuscous — adj. [L. fuscus, dsky] Brown or grayish black; dusky …   Dictionary of invertebrate zoology

  • fuscous — /fus keuhs/, adj. of brownish gray or dusky color. [1655 65; < L fusc(us) dark, tawny, dusky + OUS] * * * …   Universalium

  • fuscous — brown; tawny; dingy Colour Terms …   Phrontistery dictionary

  • fuscous — adj. gray brown, dark colored …   English contemporary dictionary

  • fuscous — [ fʌskəs] adjective technical or literary dark and sombre in colour. Origin C17: from L. fuscus dusky + ous …   English new terms dictionary

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