Brown


Brown
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]


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