(noun.) an orange of low brightness and saturation.

(noun.) abolitionist who was hanged after leading an unsuccessful raid at Harper's Ferry, Virginia (1800-1859).

(noun.) Scottish botanist who first observed the movement of small particles in fluids now known a Brownian motion (1773-1858).

(verb.) fry in a pan until it changes color; 'brown the meat in the pan'.

(adj.) (of skin) deeply suntanned .

(adj.) of a color similar to that of wood or earth .

Edited by Claudette--From WordNet


(superl.) Of a dark color, of various shades between black and red or yellow.

(n.) 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.) To make brown or dusky.

(v. t.) To make brown by scorching slightly; as, to brown meat or flour.

(v. t.) To give a bright brown color to, as to gun barrels, by forming a thin coat of oxide on their surface.

(v. i.) To become brown.

Checker: Lorrie


adj. of a dark or dusky colour inclining to red or yellow: dark-complexioned: sunburnt.—n. a dark-reddish colour: (slang) a copper.—v.t. to make brown or give a brown colour to: to roast brown.—ns. Brown′-bess the old British flint-lock musket—from the brown walnut stock; Brown′-bill a foot-soldier's or watchman's halbert painted brown; Brown′-bread bread of a brown colour made of unbolted flour; Brown′-coal commonly called Lignite an imperfect kind of coal which exhibits more of its woody structure than ordinary coal; Brown′-George a hard biscuit: a brown earthen vessel; Brown′ing the process of imparting a brown colour to iron articles: a preparation for giving a brown colour to gravy &c. or for dressing brown leather.—adj. Brown′ish.—ns. Brown′ness; Brown′-pā′per coarse and strong paper used chiefly for wrapping; Brown′-spar a name given to certain varieties of dolomite or magnesian limestone distinguished by their brownish colour; Brown′-stout a kind of porter; Brown′-stud′y gloomy reverie: absent-mindedness.—adj. Brown′y (Shak.) of a brown colour.—To do brown (slang) to do thoroughly to deceive or take in completely.

Editor: Vito


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