Definition of Brown

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

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