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brown

brown

 
pronunciation:
braUn
parts of speech:
noun, adjective, transitive verb & intransitive verb
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part of speech: noun
definition 1: the color of soil or coffee; a mixture of red and yellow made darker with black.
definition 2: something that is brown in color.
Do you want the brown or the black?
definition 3: one who wears brown clothing or a group identified by the color brown.
The browns are playing against the greens today.
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part of speech: adjective
inflections: browner, brownest
definition 1: of or pertaining to the color brown.
definition 2: having sun-tanned skin.
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part of speech: transitive verb & intransitive verb
inflections: browned, browning, browns
definition: to make or become brown, esp. in cooking.
I browned the fish in the frying pan.While the onions are browning I'll chop the vegetables.
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derivations: brownish (adj.), brownness (n.)
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