Taw"ny (?), a. [Compar. Tawnier (?); superl. Tawniest.] [F. tanné, p.p. of tanner to tan. See Tan, v. t. & n. Cf. Tenné.]

Of a dull yellowish brown color, like things tanned, or persons who are sunburnt; as, tawny Moor or Spaniard; the tawny lion.

"A leopard's tawny and spotted hide."



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