Definition of dun :
1. A mound or small hill.
2. An urgent request or demand of payment; as, he sent his debtor a dun.
3. Of a dark color; of a color partaking of a brown and black; of a dull brown color; swarthy.
4. One who duns; a dunner.
5. To ask or beset, as a debtor, for payment; to urge importunately.
6. To cure, as codfish, in a particular manner, by laying them, after salting, in a pile in a dark place, covered with salt grass or some like substance.
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brown (part of speech: adjective)
burnt almond, walnut, acorn, brown, tawny, coconut, drab, chestnut, partridge, cinnamon, sepia, brunette, coffee, cafe au lait, auburn, fawn, copper, khaki, nut brown, tan, hazel, chocolate, toast, biscuit, cocoa, umber
- So I didn't object, but the messige ain't finished yet, and the Lord only knows when it will be dun. - "Letters of Major Jack Downing, of the Downingville Militia", Seba Smith.
- The dun struggles on to the end of a twelve- mile stage, and then the valley ends and the full blast from the plateau meets them. - "The Great Hunger", Johan Bojer.
- But he could be got to write to no one, said my Lord, with kind exaggeration; nor will he receive letters, for fear he may get a dun. - "Richard Carvel, Complete", Winston Churchill Last Updated: March 5, 2009.