hoddy
Dun Dun, a. [AS. dunn, of Celtic origin; cf. W. dwn, Ir. & Gael. donn.] Of a dark color; of a color partaking of a brown and black; of a dull brown color; swarthy. [1913 Webster]

Summer's dun cloud comes thundering up. -- Pierpont. [1913 Webster]

Chill and dun Falls on the moor the brief November day. --Keble. [1913 Webster]

{Dun crow} (Zo["o]l.), the hooded crow; -- so called from its color; -- also called {hoody}, and {hoddy}.

{Dun diver} (Zo["o]l.), the goosander or merganser. [1913 Webster]


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