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What is a word to describe the color of a person's hair whose hair is nearly jet-black, but slightly brown?

For what it's worth, the person whose hair I have in mind is female with long, straight hair.

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closed as off topic by Robert Cartaino Dec 12 '11 at 22:39

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We're really trying to avoid using this site for "single word requests." If you have a particularly interesting problem to solve, all we ask is that you put a bit of effort and research into the question. See: meta.english.stackexchange.com/questions/1654/… or meta.english.stackexchange.com/questions/2160/… –  Robert Cartaino Dec 12 '11 at 22:39
    
Even if on-topic, this is probably a duplicate: people with black hair –  Mitch Dec 12 '11 at 23:45
    
Vote Reopen : we clearly all have different ideas about what's interesting. –  cindi Dec 13 '11 at 9:12

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A brunette is a woman with dark brown hair. You can also use the word as an adjective.

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If you want a terrible portmanteau, I can offer you brunoir: brunette + noir.

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