Definition of nut-brown in English:



  • Of a rich dark brown colour.

    ‘a nut-brown face’
    • ‘Kuja's new nut-brown drawstring knapsack bulged with new clothes and souvenirs.’
    • ‘It was nice to sup a flagon of nut-brown ale in a pub that people with ruffs used to drink in.’
    • ‘Beneath his watchband lies a strip of pink, tender skin, a stark contrast to his nut-brown tan.’
    • ‘Mine was a model of its kind, wobbly, eggy, beautifully fresh with a perfect nut-brown caramel.’
    • ‘She has long nut-brown hair and stunning golden eyes.’
    • ‘The second disc, recorded in 1961, also has a lovely nut-brown sound to it, thanks to the prevalence of violas da gamba in Harnoncourt's ensemble.’
    • ‘Her nut-brown hair was in a thick braid down her back, in the priestess style, but contrary to the image she was creating, a sharp sickle was thrust into a belt around her waist.’
    • ‘His mother was a lot shorter than her son and husband, but had the same shocking stone-blue eyes as her son, and long nut-brown hair.’
    • ‘Renee's normally cobweb-like cloud of wavy brown hair now fell in a straight, gleaming sheen all the way to her upper back, at last looking more nut-brown than it did mousy.’
    • ‘Well, such complaints will now be - like my nut-brown hair - a thing of the past.’
    • ‘One day they had Pekin Duck Wild Rice Soup, an unspeakably rich, velvety concoction of little pearls of curled wild rice swimming through nut-brown luxury.’
    • ‘Tendrils of nut-brown hair escaped his fingers.’
    • ‘The face of a young girl, only sixteen, with nut-brown hair and hazel eyes appeared in the clouded liquid.’
    • ‘He paints a large nut-brown Sun that occupies three-fourths of the frame.’
    • ‘His loose, nut-brown shirt, stained with weeks of sweat, hung outside his pants.’
    • ‘A slender adult leader with raven hair and glistening alabaster skin which reflected the full moon's light was playing a set of rich, nut-brown pipes.’
    • ‘Roast Cornish Skate Wing on a bed of garlic mash with nut-brown butter, capers, parsley and lemon butter.’
    • ‘I hop into a brightly painted chicken bus called Dorita next to a tiny, shrivelled woman with a nut-brown walnut face, and set off back to Antigua.’
    • ‘The bird should be golden brown all over with a crisp skin and have buttery, lemony juices of a nut-brown colour in the bottom of the tin.’
    • ‘Sunless tanners are lotions and creams you apply to create a nut-brown gloss nearly indistinguishable from the real thing.’
    hazel, chocolate-coloured, coffee-coloured, cocoa-coloured
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