• (adj): Of a light brown to brownish orange color.

Famous quotes containing the word tawny:

    A wind is ruffling the tawny pelt
    Of Africa. Kikuyu, quick as flies,
    Batten upon the bloodstreams of the veldt.
    Derek Walcott (b. 1930)

    No sleep. The sultriness pervades the air
    And binds the brain—a dense oppression, such
    As tawny tigers feel in matted shades,
    Vexing their blood and making apt for ravage.
    Herman Melville (1819–1891)