Brown bread
Brown Brown (broun), a. [Compar. {Browner}; superl. {Brownest}.] [OE. brun, broun, AS. br?n; akin to D. bruin, OHG. br?n, Icel. br?nn, Sw. brun, Dan. bruun, G. braun, Lith. brunas, Skr. babhru. [root]93, 253. Cf. {Bruin}, {Beaver}, {Burnish}, {Brunette}.] Of a dark color, of various shades between black and red or yellow. [1913 Webster]

Cheeks brown as the oak leaves. --Longfellow. [1913 Webster]

{Brown Bess}, the old regulation flintlock smoothbore musket, with bronzed barrel, formerly used in the British army.

{Brown bread} (a) Dark colored bread; esp. a kind made of unbolted wheat flour, sometimes called in the United States Graham bread. ``He would mouth with a beggar though she smelt brown bread and garlic.'' --Shak. (b) Dark colored bread made of rye meal and Indian meal, or of wheat and rye or Indian; rye and Indian bread. [U.S.]

{Brown coal}, wood coal. See {Lignite}.

{Brown hematite} or {Brown iron ore} (Min.), the hydrous iron oxide, limonite, which has a brown streak. See {Limonite}.

{Brown holland}. See under {Holland}.

{Brown paper}, dark colored paper, esp. coarse wrapping paper, made of unbleached materials.

{Brown spar} (Min.), a ferruginous variety of dolomite, in part identical with ankerite.

{Brown stone}. See {Brownstone}.

{Brown stout}, a strong kind of porter or malt liquor.

{Brown study}, a state of mental abstraction or serious reverie. --W. Irving. [1913 Webster]


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  • Brown bread — Bread Bread (br[e^]d), n. [AS. bre[ a]d; akin to OFries. br[=a]d, OS. br[=o]d, D. brood, G. brod, brot, Icel. brau[eth], Sw. & Dan. br[ o]d. The root is probably that of E. brew. [root]93. See {Brew}.] 1. An article of food made from flour or… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • brown bread — n. 1. bread made of dark flour 2. BOSTON BROWN BREAD …   English World dictionary

  • brown bread — brown′ bread n. coo bread made of graham or whole wheat flour …   From formal English to slang

  • brown bread — noun 1. bread made with whole wheat flour • Syn: ↑dark bread, ↑whole wheat bread, ↑whole meal bread • Hypernyms: ↑bread, ↑breadstuff, ↑staff of life • Hyponyms …   Useful english dictionary

  • brown bread — 1. any bread made of flour darker in color than bolted wheat flour, esp. graham or whole wheat bread. 2. See Boston brown bread. [1350 1400; ME] * * * …   Universalium

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  • brown bread — 1. noun Bread with a brown colour as distinct from white bread, wholemeal, granary or other specific types of bread. See Also: white bread, wholemeal bread 2. adjective …   Wiktionary

  • brown bread — noun Date: 14th century 1. bread made of whole wheat flour 2. a dark brown steamed bread made usually of cornmeal, white or whole wheat flours, molasses, soda, and milk or water …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • brown bread — /braʊn ˈbrɛd/ (say brown bred) noun any bread made of flour darker in colour than bolted wheat flour …   Australian English dictionary

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