Difference between brownish and puce




  1. of a color similar to that of wood or earth


Meanwhile, the brownish-blackish gunk is drifting along the coast to the northeast, Brower said.

Soldiers resemble worker termites, except that they have enlarged brownish heads and strong, well-developed jaws.

Nash's team used its global-positioning - satellite receiver to establish its position, and then through the brownish haze, team members plotted the azimuth and direction to a far-off enemy bunker.

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  1. a color varying from dark purplish brown to dark red


The medieval French word pucelle referred to a young adolescent girl or a virgin, although this comes from a slang term for virginity puce (= flea) ".

Left is the only other known drawing of La pucelle during her lifetime, made by the notary Clément de Fauquemberque in a ledger margin on the day that the news arrived in Paris of the French victory at Orleans.

For this occasion, she shows herself dressed in a puce silk dress with a ruffled lace edging.

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