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proper noun 
  1. An English, Irish and Scottish surname.
  2. A nickname for someone with brown hair or a dark complexion.

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noun 
  1. A red-orange colour, including the colour of chocolate or coffee.
<table><tr><td>brown colour: &nbsp;</td><td bgcolor="brown" width="80">&nbsp; </td></tr></table>
    • The browns and greens in this painting give it a nice woodsy feel.
      1. (context, snooker) One of the colour balls used in snooker with a value of 4 points.
verb 
  1. To become brown.
Light-skinned people tend to when exposed to the sun.
  1. (cooking) To cook something until it becomes brown.
Brown the onions in a large frying pan.
adjective 
  1. (colour) Having a brown colour.
Etymology: broun (the color brown from 13th century) < brun, brÅn (dark, shining) <
  • brunaz < (PIE.)
  • bher- (shining, brown). Cognates include Danish bruin, Icelandic brnn, Swedish brun, German braun, Lithuanian brunas, beras, Sanskrit babhru, and Medieval Latin brunus, Spanish bruno, French brun. Confer bruin, beaver, burnish, brunette.



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