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brown British & World English

Of a colour produced by mixing red, yellow, and blue, as of dark wood or rich soil

brown English Thesaurus

brown eyes

Brown, Ford Madox British & World English

(1821–93), English painter. His early work was inspired by the Pre-Raphaelites, and in 1861 he became a founder member of William Morris’s company, designing stained glass and furniture

Brown, Gordon British & World English

(B.1951), British Labour statesman, Prime Minister 2007–10; full name Gordon James Brown

Brown, Henry Billings British & World English

(1836–1913), US Supreme Court associate justice 1891–1906. After serving in several judicial posts in Michigan, he was appointed to the Court by President Benjamin Harrison

Brown, James British & World English

(1928–2006), American soul and funk singer and songwriter. In the 1960s he played a leading role in the development of funk with songs such as ‘Papa’s Got a Brand New Bag’ (1965) and ‘Sex Machine’ (1970)

Brown, Jim British & World English

(1936-), US football player and actor; full name James Nathaniel Brown. He was the National Football League’s premier running back, leading the league in rushing in eight of his nine seasons 1957–65 with the Cleveland Browns. He was later featured in several movies, including The Dirty Dozen (1967) and Ice Station Zebra (1968). Football Hall of Fame (1971)

Brown, John British & World English

(1800–59), American abolitionist. In 1859 he was executed after raiding a government arsenal at Harpers Ferry in Virginia, intending to arm black slaves and start a revolt. He became a hero of the abolitionists in the Civil War

Brown, Lancelot British & World English

(1716–83), English landscape gardener; known as Capability Brown. He evolved an English style of natural-looking landscape parks. Notable examples of his work are at Blenheim Palace, Chatsworth House in Derbyshire, and Kew Gardens

Brown, Sir Arthur Whitten British & World English

(1886–1948), Scottish aviator. He made the first transatlantic flight in 1919 with Sir John William Alcock

long-eared bat British & World English

An insectivorous bat with ears that are very long in proportion to the body

Brown in Brownian motion British & World English

The erratic random movement of microscopic particles in a fluid, as a result of continuous bombardment from molecules of the surrounding medium

brown ale British & World English

Dark, mild beer sold in bottles

brown fat British & World English

A dark-coloured adipose tissue with many blood vessels, involved in the rapid production of heat in hibernating animals and human babies

brown owl British & World English

another term for tawny owl.

brown rat British & World English

A rat found throughout the world, typically living in association with man and regarded as a pest. It is commonly kept as a laboratory animal and as a pet, and is also bred in the albino form

brown rot British & World English

A fungal disease causing the rotting and browning of parts of plants, in particular:

nut-brown British & World English

Of a rich dark brown colour

red-brown British & World English

A brown colour tinged with red

brown algae British & World English

A large group of algae that are typically olive brown or greenish in colour, including many seaweeds. They contain xanthophyll in addition to chlorophyll

brown bear British & World English

A large bear with a coat colour ranging from cream to black, occurring chiefly in forests in Eurasia and North America. It is widely persecuted, and was exterminated in Britain, probably before the 10th century

brown belt British & World English

A belt of a brown colour marking a level of proficiency below that of a black belt in judo, karate, or other martial arts

Brown Betty British & World English

A baked pudding made with apples or other fruit and breadcrumbs

brown bread British & World English

Bread that is light brown in colour, typically made using unbleached or unrefined wholemeal flour

brown cloud British & World English

A visible pall of air pollutants that persists over a city or other area

brown coal British & World English

Another term for lignite.

brown dwarf British & World English

A celestial object intermediate in size between a giant planet and a small star, believed to emit mainly infrared radiation

brown earth British & World English

A type of soil having a brown humus-rich surface layer

brown goods British & World English

Television sets, audio equipment, and similar household appliances

brown hare British & World English

A hare found commonly in much of Eurasia, though absent from Ireland

brown-nose British & World English

An extremely obsequious person

brown paper British & World English

A type of paper made from unbleached wood pulp, used especially to make paper bags and envelopes or as wrapping for parcels

brown rice British & World English

Unpolished rice with only the husk of the grain removed

brown sauce British & World English

A savoury sauce made with fat and flour cooked to a brown colour

brown snake British & World English

A fast-moving, aggressive venomous Australian snake, with a variety of colour forms

brown sugar British & World English

Unrefined or partially refined sugar

Brown Swiss British & World English

An animal of a brown breed of dairy cattle, originally bred in Switzerland

brown-tail British & World English

A white European tussock moth with a tuft of brown hairs on the tip of the abdomen. The caterpillars have severely irritant hairs that can produce an allergic reaction, overwinter in a communal web, and can be a pest of tree foliage

brown trout British & World English

The common trout of Europe, especially one of a non-migratory race having dark spotted skin and occurring in small rivers and pools

hedge brown British & World English

Another term for gatekeeper222.

olive brown British & World English

A dull shade of yellowish brown

wall brown British & World English

A brown Eurasian butterfly with orange markings on the wings, which breeds on grasses

brown-haired British & World English

Having brown-coloured hair

brown holland British & World English

Unbleached holland linen

brown recluse British & World English

A brown venomous North American spider, identifiable by the dark brown violin-shaped marking on the top of its orange-yellow head

meadow brown British & World English

A common Eurasian butterfly that has brown and orange wings with small eyespots

Almirante Brown British & World English

A city in eastern Argentina, forming part of the conurbation of Buenos Aires; population 568,500 (est. 2008)

Brown(e in Sam Browne British & World English

A leather belt with a supporting strap that passes over the right shoulder, worn by army and police officers

brown as a berry British & World English

(Of a person) very suntanned


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