auburn

\ \ [15] The colour of auburn has changed over the centuries. The word comes originally from Latin albuswhite’ (whence English album, albino, alb, albedo, and albion), from which was derived in medieval Latin alburnusoff-white’. This passed via Old French alborne, auborne into English, still meaning ‘yellowishwhite’.
\ \ From the 15th to the 17th century it was often spelled abrun or abrown, and it seems likely that its similarity to brown led to its gradual shift in meaning to ‘golden-brown’ or ‘reddish-brown’ over the centuries.
\ \ Cf.ALBINO, ALBUM

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