Of a light brown to brownish orange color; the color of tanned leather(adjective)
WordNet. Princeton University. 2010.
Use "tawny-brown" in a sentence
"It was green, green, green -- the blue-green of the springing year, and sere and yellow green and tawny-brown green of autumn."
"A young lad with tawny-brown hair, long-limbed and tall for his years, rallied them, urged them to hold fast."
"He had just time to notice that the arm round his neck was naked and of a tawny-brown colour, before his eyes were bandaged, his mouth was gagged, and he was thrown helpless on the floor by (as he judged) two men."