Pronounced: rih-NASS-uhnt (alt: rih-NAY-suhnt), adj

Notes: I didn’t know this word, but I do know a form of it

Yesterday’s word

The word taupe, as a noun, means “a brownish gray, similar to the color of the skin of a mole”. As an adjective, it refers to something of this color.

First usage

Our word came into English in the 1910s

Background / Comments

Our word comes from the French word taupe (mole), which came from the Latin word talpa (mole). On the balance, I think I’d rather not have learned the origin of this word.

Published by Richard

Christian, lover-of-knowledge, Texan, and other things.

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