Pronounced: rih-NASS-uhnt (alt: rih-NAY-suhnt), adj
Notes: I didn’t know this word, but I do know a form of it
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.
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.