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brown / broun/ • adj. of a color produced by mixing red, yellow, and black, as of dark wood or rich soil: an old brown coat. ∎  dark-skinned or suntanned: his face was brown from the sun. ∎  (of bread) made from a dark, unsifted, or unbleached flour. • n. brown color or pigment: the brown of his eyes. the print is rich with velvety browns. • v. make or become brown, typically by cooking: [tr.] a skillet in which food has been browned [intr.] bake the pizza until the cheese has browned. PHRASES: (as) brown as a berry (of a person) very suntanned.DERIVATIVES: brown·ish adj. brown·ness n.

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brown OE. brūn = OS., OHG. brūn (Du. bruin, G. braun), ON. brūn :- Gmc. *brūnaz. Reinforced in ME. from (O)F. brun — Gmc. OE. brūn, ME. broun, ON. brúnn, OHG. brūn were applied to burnished or glistening surfaces; see BURNISH.

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brown brown study a state of mental abstraction or musing, an idle reverie.

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brownbrown, Browne, clown, crown, down, downtown, drown, frown, gown, low-down, noun, renown, run-down, town, upside-down, uptown •crackdown • clampdown • Ashdown •markdown • letdown • meltdown •breakdown, shakedown, takedown •kick-down • thistledown • sit-down •climbdown • countdown •Southdown •godown, hoedown, showdown, slowdown •put-down • touchdown • tumbledown •comedown •rundown, sundown •shutdown • eiderdown • nightgown •pronoun • Jamestown • Freetown •midtown • Bridgetown • Kingstown •shanty town • Georgetown • Motown •hometown • toytown • Newtown •Charlottetown • Chinatown

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