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Definition of BROWN

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Brown \Brown\, n.
     A dark color inclining to red or yellow, resulting from the mixture of red and black, or of red, black, and yellow; a tawny, dusky hue. [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]

Brown \Brown\ (broun), a. [Compar. {Browner}; superl. {Brownest}.] [OE. brun, broun, AS. br?n; akin to D. bruin, OHG. br?n, Icel. br?nn, Sw. brun, Dan. bruun, G. braun, Lith. brunas, Skr. babhru. [root]93, 253. Cf. {Bruin}, {Beaver}, {Burnish}, {Brunette}.] Of a dark color, of various shades between black and red or yellow. [1913 Webster]

           Cheeks brown as the oak leaves.          --Longfellow. [1913 Webster]

     {Brown Bess}, the old regulation flintlock smoothbore musket, with bronzed barrel, formerly used in the British army.

     {Brown bread}
     (a) Dark colored bread; esp. a kind made of unbolted wheat flour, sometimes called in the United States Graham bread. "He would mouth with a beggar though she smelt brown bread and garlic." --Shak. (b) Dark colored bread made of rye meal and Indian meal, or of wheat and rye or Indian; rye and Indian bread. [U.S.]


     {Brown coal}, wood coal. See {Lignite}.

     {Brown hematite} or {Brown iron ore} (Min.), the hydrous iron oxide, limonite, which has a brown streak. See {Limonite}.


     {Brown holland}. See under {Holland}.

     {Brown paper}, dark colored paper, esp. coarse wrapping paper, made of unbleached materials.

     {Brown spar} (Min.), a ferruginous variety of dolomite, in part identical with ankerite.

     {Brown stone}. See {Brownstone}.

     {Brown stout}, a strong kind of porter or malt liquor.

     {Brown study}, a state of mental abstraction or serious reverie. --W. Irving. [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]

Brown \Brown\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Browned}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Browning}.]
     1. To make brown or dusky.
        [1913 Webster]

              A trembling twilight o'er welkin moves, Browns the dim void and darkens deep the groves.
                                                    --Barlow. [1913 Webster]

     2. To make brown by scorching slightly; as, to brown meat or flour. [1913 Webster]

     3. To give a bright brown color to, as to gun barrels, by forming a thin coat of oxide on their surface. --Ure. [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]

Brown \Brown\, v. i.
     To become brown.
     [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]

165 Moby Thesaurus words for "brown":
     Argos brown, Bordeaux, Cologne brown, Mexican red, Roman umber, Saint Benoit, Turkey umber, acorn, alesan, alizarin brown, anthracene brown, anthragallol, antique brown, antique gold, autumn leaf, bake, barbecue, baste, becloud, bedarken, bedim, begloom, beige, biscuit, bister, black, black out, blacken, blanch, block the light, blot out, boil, bone brown, bracken, braise, brew, broil, bronze, brown race, browning, brownish, brownish-yellow, brownness, brunet, bunny brown, burn, burnt almond, cafe noir, cast a shadow, chocolate, cinnamon, cloud, cloud over, cocoa, cocoa-brown, coconut, coddle, coffee, coffee-brown, cook, curry, darken, darken over, dead leaf, devil, dim, dim out, do, do to perfection, doeskin, drab, dun, dun-brown, dun-drab, eclipse, ecru, embrown, encloud, encompass with shadow, fawn, fawn-colored, fire, foliage brown, fox, fricassee, frizz, frizzle, fry, fuscous, gloom, grege, griddle, grill, hazel, heat, infuscate, infuscation, khaki, leather, lurid, maple sugar, mummy, murk, negro, nut-brown, obfuscate, obnubilate, obscure, obumbrate, occult, occultate, olive brown, olive-brown, olive-drab, oriole, otter brown, oven-bake, overcast, overcloud, overshadow, pan, pan-broil, parboil, partridge, philamot, poach, prepare, prepare food, raw sienna, raw umber, resorcin dark brown, roast, rust, saute, scallop, seal, seal-brown, sear, sepia, shade, shadow, shirr, simmer, snuff-colored, somber, sorrel, steam, stew, stir-fry, sunburn, suntan, tan, taupe, tawny, tenne, terra sienna, terra umbra, toast, toast-brown, topaz, umber, umber-colored, walnut, walnut-brown, yellowish-brown


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