fuscous vs taupe what difference

what is difference between fuscous and taupe

English

Etymology

From Latin fusc(us) (dark, dusky) +‎ -ous.

Pronunciation

  • (UK) IPA(key): /ˈfʌskəs/
  • (US) IPA(key): /ˈfʌskəs/

Adjective

fuscous (comparative more fuscous, superlative most fuscous)

  1. Dark in color, dark-hued; dusky, swarthy.
    • 1928, Edmund Blunden, Undertones of War, Penguin 2010, p. 140:
      ‘Fresh, fresh, fresh,’ one commented in deep bass on the departing soldier, and the other nodded assent, though in that cave of spoiled air and fuscous lamplight the word ‘fresh’ was misleading […].

See also

  • Appendix:Colors


English

Etymology

Borrowed from French taupe, from Latin talpa (mole). Doublet of talpa.

Pronunciation

  • (UK) IPA(key): /təʊp/
  • (US) IPA(key): /toʊp/

Noun

taupe (countable and uncountable, plural taupes)

  1. A dark brownish-grey colour, the colour of moleskin.

Translations

Adjective

taupe (comparative more taupe, superlative most taupe)

  1. Of a dark brownish-grey colour.
    • 1915, Ben Hecht, “Life”, The Little Review, November,
      At five o’clock the patch of daylight above the red-lighted exit door turned taupe, as though a gray curtain had been flung across it; []
    • 1952, Wallace Earle Stegner, “Pop Goes the Alley Cat”, Harper’s Magazine, February, pp. 42-52,
      In the front room, on an old taupe overstuffed sofa, the head of the house lay in a blanket bathrobe, []

Translations

See also

  • Appendix:Colors

Anagrams

  • ate up, eat up

French

Etymology

From Old French taupe, inherited from Latin talpa.

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /top/

Noun

taupe f (plural taupes)

  1. mole (burrowing mammal)
  2. (figuratively) mole (undercover agent)
  3. tunneler
  4. (education) higher mathematics class

Derived terms

Adjective

taupe (plural taupes)

  1. taupe

Further reading

  • “taupe” in Trésor de la langue française informatisé (The Digitized Treasury of the French Language).

Norman

Etymology

From Old French taupe, from Latin talpa.

Pronunciation

Noun

taupe f (plural taupes)

  1. (Jersey) mole (mammal)

Synonyms

  • taupîn

Old French

Etymology

From Latin talpa.

Noun

taupe f (oblique plural taupes, nominative singular taupe, nominative plural taupes)

  1. mole (mammal)

Descendants

  • French: taupe
  • Norman: taupe (Jersey)

Tocharian B

Noun

taupe ?

  1. mine (place from which ore is extracted)

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