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taupe (toap, rhymes with rope) noun
A brownish gray, similar to the color of moleskin.
[From French taupe (mole), from Latin talpa.]
"Like those of us doomed to repeat history, women seem to buy the same
item over and over again. The Buffer's small point of information 'You've
already got a top just like that' is rebuffed with: 'No, the old one
(relative term, here) is taupe. The new one is ecru.'"
This week's theme: words for colors.
Questions show the mind's range, and answers its subtlety. -Joseph Joubert, essayist (1754-1824)