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brawn / brôn/ • n. physical strength in contrast to intelligence: commando work required as much brain as brawn. ORIGIN: Middle English: from Old French braon ‘fleshy part of the leg,’ of Germanic origin; related to German Braten ‘roast meat.’

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brawn fleshy part, muscle; flesh of the boar or swine, now esp. as collared, boiled, etc. XIV. — AN. braun, OF. braon fleshy part, esp. of the hind leg — Gmc. *brādon (OHG. brāto, G. braten roast flesh; Cf. *synon. OE. brǣde, and brǣdan roast); prob. ult. rel. to BREATH, BROOD.

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brawn Made from pig meat, particularly the head, boiled with peppercorns and herbs, minced and pressed into a mould. Mock brawn (head cheese) differs in that other meat by‐products are used. A 150‐g portion is a rich source of protein; a good source of niacin and iron; contains 18 g of fat; supplies 230 kcal (960 kJ).