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Mission brown

Posted by Peter on March 20, 2004

I am presently looking at the origins of colour words and terms. A fairly common paint colour, which has been aroudn for a long time is "mission brown".
I assume it derives form the colour of the garb of the early catholic missionaries in America but I can't find any definitve statement anywhere to support this.Any answers??

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