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brown

noun

1 brown

An orange of low brightness and saturation.

synonym: brownness.

Roget 433: brown etc. adj.. [Pigments],, bister ocher, sepia, Vandyke brown.   

Dutch: bruin
Polish: brąz



2 Brown

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

synonym: Robert Brown.

3 Brown

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

synonym: John Brown.

Dutch: bruin

4 Brown

A university in Rhode Island.

synonym: Brown University.

verb

1 brown

Fry in a pan until it changes color.

2 brown

Make brown in color:
— The draught browned the leaves on the trees in the yard.

synonym: embrown.

adjective

1 brown

Of a color similar to that of wood or earth.

synonyms: brownish, chocolate-brown, dark-brown.

Roget 433: brown, bay, dapple, auburn, castaneous, chestnut, nut-brown, cinnamon, russet, tawny, fuscous, chocolate, maroon, ... show more

Polish: brązowy

2 brown

of skin Deeply suntanned.

synonym: browned.


Moby thesaurus: Argos brown, Bordeaux, Cologne brown, Mexican red, Roman umber, Saint Benoit, Turkey umber, acorn, alesan, alizarin brown, anthracene brown, anthragallol, antique brown, antique gold, autumn leaf, bake, barbecue, baste, becloud, bedarken ... show more.

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