Vandyke brown
noun Etymology: from its use by the painter Vandyke Date: circa 1850 a natural brown-black pigment of organic matter obtained from bog earth or peat or lignite deposits; also any of various synthetic brown pigments

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  • Vandyke brown — Vandyke Van*dyke (v[a^]n*d[imac]k ), a. Of or pertaining to the style of Vandyke the painter; used or represented by Vandyke. His Vandyke dress. Macaulay. [Written also {Vandyck}.] [1913 Webster] {Vandyke brown} (Paint.), a pigment of a deep… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Vandyke brown — n. 1. a deep brown pigment used by Van Dyck 2. any of several other brown pigments or colors …   English World dictionary

  • Vandyke-brown — See Vandyke brown. * * * …   Universalium

  • Vandyke brown — 1. a medium brown color. 2. any of several dark brown pigments consisting of iron oxide mixed with lampblack or similar materials. [1840 50] * * * …   Universalium

  • Vandyke brown — 1. noun A medium brown colour. 2. adjective Of a medium brown colour …   Wiktionary

  • Vandyke brown — /vændaɪk ˈbraʊn/ (say vanduyk brown) noun 1. any of several dark brown pigments consisting of iron oxide admixed with lampblack or similar materials. –adjective 2. of such a colour …   Australian English dictionary

  • Vandyke brown — noun a moderate brown color • Hypernyms: ↑brown, ↑brownness …   Useful english dictionary

  • Vandyke brown — noun a deep rich brown …   English new terms dictionary

  • Vandyke — Van*dyke (v[a^]n*d[imac]k ), a. Of or pertaining to the style of Vandyke the painter; used or represented by Vandyke. His Vandyke dress. Macaulay. [Written also {Vandyck}.] [1913 Webster] {Vandyke brown} (Paint.), a pigment of a deep… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Vandyke cape — Vandyke Van*dyke (v[a^]n*d[imac]k ), a. Of or pertaining to the style of Vandyke the painter; used or represented by Vandyke. His Vandyke dress. Macaulay. [Written also {Vandyck}.] [1913 Webster] {Vandyke brown} (Paint.), a pigment of a deep… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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