Mars brown
Mars Mars (m[aum]rz), prop. n. [L. Mars, gen. Martis, archaic Mavors, gen. Mavortis.] 1. (Rom. Myth.) The god of war and husbandry. [1913 Webster]

2. (Astron.) One of the planets of the solar system, the fourth in order from the sun, or the next beyond the earth, having a diameter of about 4,200 miles, a period of 687 days, and a mean distance of 141,000,000 miles. It is conspicuous for the redness of its light. [1913 Webster]

3. (Alchemy) The metallic element iron, the symbol of which [male] was the same as that of the planet Mars. [Archaic] --Chaucer. [1913 Webster]

{Mars brown}, a bright, somewhat yellowish, brown. [1913 Webster]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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