Brown Brown, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Browned}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Browning}.] 1. To make brown or dusky. [1913 Webster]

A trembling twilight o'er welkin moves, Browns the dim void and darkens deep the groves. --Barlow. [1913 Webster]

2. To make brown by scorching slightly; as, to brown meat or flour. [1913 Webster]

3. To give a bright brown color to, as to gun barrels, by forming a thin coat of oxide on their surface. --Ure. [1913 Webster]

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