| The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language: Fourth Edition. 2000.|
|NOUN:|| Any of a group of colors between red and yellow in hue that are medium to low in lightness and low to moderate in saturation. |
|ADJECTIVE:||Inflected forms: brown·er, brown·est|
1. Of the color brown. 2a. Having a brownish or dark skin color. b. Often Offensive Of or being a person of nonwhite origin. 3. Deeply suntanned.
| TRANSITIVE & INTRANSITIVE VERB:||Inflected forms: browned, brown·ing, browns|
1. To make or become brown. 2. To cook until brown.
|PHRASAL VERB:||brown off Chiefly British Slang To make angry or irritated. |
|ETYMOLOGY:||Middle English, from Old English brn. See bher-2 in Appendix I.|
|OTHER FORMS:||brownish ADJECTIVE|
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