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

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  • Brown bread — is a designation often given to breads made with significant amounts of whole grain flour, usually rye or wheat, and sometimes dark colored ingredients such as molasses or coffee. In Canada, it simply refers to whole wheat bread.Irish brown… …   Wikipedia

  • 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},… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 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

  • brown bread — I Canadian Slang whole wheat bread. II Cockney Rhyming Slang Dead I m telling you, mate. He s brown bread …   English dialects glossary

  • 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 — /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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