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taupe

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English

Etymology

From French taupe, from [[w:Template:lang:la language|Template:lang:la]][[Category:Template:lang:la derivations]] talpa (mole).

Pronunciation

Noun

Singular
taupe

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  1. A dark brownish-gray colour, the colour of moleskin.
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  1. Of a dark brownish-gray 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, []

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French

Etymology

[[w:Template:lang:la language|Template:lang:la]][[Category:fr:Template:lang:la derivations]] talpa.

Pronunciation

Noun

taupe f. (plural taupes)

  1. mole (burrowing mammal)
  2. mole (undercover agent)
  3. tunneler

Derived terms

Adjective

taupe (epicene, plural taupes)

  1. taupe

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