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   The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language: Fourth Edition.  2000.
 
brown
 
PRONUNCIATION:  broun
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:brownishADJECTIVE
brownnessNOUN
 
 
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