Pronunciation: broun
a.1.Of a dark color, of various shades between black and red or yellow.
Cheeks brown as the oak leaves.
- Longfellow.
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.
b - Dark colored bread made of rye meal and Indian meal, or of wheat and rye or Indian; rye and Indian bread.
- Shak.
Brown coal
wood coal. See Lignite.
Brown hematite
(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.
n.1.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.
v. t.1.To make brown or dusky.
[imp. & p. p. Browned ( ); p. pr. & vb. n. Browning.]
2.To make brown by scorching slightly; as, to brown meat or flour.
3.To give a bright brown color to, as to gun barrels, by forming a thin coat of oxide on their surface.
v. i.1.To become brown.
Noun1.brown - an orange of low brightness and saturation
Synonyms: brownness
2.Brown - Scottish botanist who first observed the movement of small particles in fluids now known a Brownian motion (1773-1858)
Synonyms: Robert Brown
3.Brown - abolitionist who was hanged after leading an unsuccessful raid at Harper's Ferry, Virginia (1800-1858)
Synonyms: John Brown
4.Brown - a university in Rhode Island
Verb1.brown - fry in a pan until it changes color; "brown the meat in the pan"
Adj.1.brown - of a color similar to that of wood or earth
Synonyms: brownish, dark-brown
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Brouwer Fixed-Point Theorem
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brown algae
Brown and Sharpe Wire Gauge
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Brown Bess
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Brown bill
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