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Tawny Meaning and Definition from WordNet (r) 2.0
    tawny adj : of a light brown to brownish orange color
Tawny Meaning and Definition from Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)
    Tawny \Taw"ny\, a. [Compar. Tawnier; superl. Tawniest.] [F. tann['e], p. p. of tanner to tan. See Tan, v. t. & n. Cf. Tenn['e].] Of a dull yellowish brown color, like things tanned, or persons who are sunburnt; as, tawny Moor or Spaniard; the tawny lion. ``A leopard's tawny and spotted hide.'' --Longfellow.
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Wikipedia Meaning and Definition on 'Tawny'


  • Tawny: Tawny may refer to: Tawny (given name), a feminine given name. Tawny (color) Tawny port , a strong aged wine. Tawny, a 1954 record album by ...
  • Tawny Owl: The Tawny Owl or Brown Owl (Strix aluco) is a stocky, medium-sized owl commonly found in woodland s across much of Eurasia . ...
  • Tawny (color): Tawny is a yellowish brown color The word means "tan-colored," from Anglo-French tauné "associated with the brownish-yellow of tanned ...
  • Tawny Eagle: The Tawny Eagle (Aquila rapax) is a large bird of prey . It is about 62–72 cm in length and has a wingspan of 165–185 cm and it weighs 1.6 ...
  • Tawny Pipit: The Tawny Pipit, Anthus campestris, is a medium-large passerine bird which breeds in much of temperate Europe and Asia , and northwest ...
  • Tawny Frogmouth: The Tawny Frogmouth, Podargus strigoides, is an Australia n variety of frogmouth , a type of bird found throughout the Australian mainland ...
  • Tawny Kitaen: Julie "Tawny" Kitaen (kɨˈteɪ. ən | pron; born August 5, 1961 is an American actress and media personality. She became famous in the 1980s ...

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Meaning of the Name 'Tawny'


  • Meaning: A green field: the warm sandy color of a lion's coat.
  • Origin: Irish
  • Gender: Female


Tawny Sample Sentences in News


  • Tawny owl babies rescued by wildlife centre
    TAWNY owl babies Charlie and Teddy are amongst a host of tiny birds and animals who have arrived at a wildlife rescue centre as spring has sprung. Read more on this news related to 'Tawny'
  • Country diary: Allendale, Northumberland: Tweezers come in handy when the owl leaves its mark
    Allendale, Northumberland: It seems this owl has eaten at least two field voles, a house mouse and a beetle In October we are lulled to sleep by tawny owls. Their soporific calls, those wavering "oo-oo"s, are plentiful while the young males are establishing new territories. They are noisiest as dark settles over the garden, before the silence of a night Read more on this news related to 'Tawny'
  • Train owl 'Lucky' returns to wild
    A tawny owl named Lucky after clinging to the front of a train for more than 300 miles is released back into the wild. Read more on this news related to 'Tawny'

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