Fawn /fʊlvəs/ is a color sometimes described as dull orange, brownish-yellow or reddish; it can also be compared to a suede, beige or caramel variant. As an adjective, it is used in the names of many species of birds and sometimes other animals to describe their appearance. It is also used, as in mycology, to describe fungi with higher color specificity, especially the surface pigmentation of the cuticle, the broken flesh and the mass of spores. The first recorded use of Fulvous as a color name in English dates back to 1664. Fulvous in English derives from the Latin “fulvus”, a term which can be recognized in scientific matings of various species and can give an indication of their colouration.