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1911 Encyclopedia Britannica


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AUBURN (from the Low Lat. alburnus, whitish, light-coloured), ruddy-brown; the meaning has changed from the original one of brownish-white or light yellow ( citrinus, in Promptorium Parvulorum ), probably through the intensification of the idea of brown caused by the early spelling "abron" or "abrown."

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Chisholm, Hugh, General Editor. Entry for 'Auburn'. 1911 Encyclopedia Britanica. 1910.

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