What does the word tawny mean?

Usage examples for tawny

  1. The light is tawny upon the lily- pods in shady places on the river. – A Man and a Woman by Stanley Waterloo
  2. This knight bought on a time as much fine French tawny cloth as should make him a gown, and sent it to the taylor's to be made. – Curiosities of Literature, Vol. 1 (of 3) by Isaac D'Israeli
  3. And beyond again, on the other side of the Nile, the tawny flame of that desert across which came the Khalifa's fierce army. – It Happened in Egypt by C. N. Williamson A. M. Williamson