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brownie a small, mythical fairy, esp. one who secretly does household work at night. [3 definitions]
brownout a curtailment or reduction of available electrical power in a neighborhood or city.
brown recluse spider a highly poisonous, medium-sized brown spider that has a dark, violin-shaped mark on its body.
brown rice unpolished rice that has kept the yellowish bran layers and germ.
brownshirt (often cap.) a member of the militia in Nazi Germany; storm trooper. [2 definitions]
brownstone a dark reddish brown stone used as a building material. [2 definitions]
brown study a condition of being completely lost in thought or reverie.
brown sugar unrefined or partially refined sugar whose crystals have kept a thin coating of dark syrup.
brown trout a brownish trout with red-spotted sides, native to Europe and widely naturalized in U.S. streams.
browse to graze or feed on. [5 definitions]
browser a computer program that locates and displays Web pages; Web browser.
brucellosis a bacteria-induced disease that causes recurring fever and pains in the joints in people and abortions in cattle; undulant fever; Malta fever; Mediterranean fever.
bruin a bear.
bruise to wound or damage without causing a break or rupture. [4 definitions]
bruiser (informal) a large, strong, potentially dangerous person.
bruit to talk of widely (usu. used passively).
brunch a meal that serves as both breakfast and lunch, usu. eaten in the late morning. [2 definitions]
Brunei an independent Asian country under British protection, on the north coast of Borneo.
brunet having a dark color, as hair, eyes, skin, or the like. [2 definitions]
brunette having a dark color, as hair, eyes, skin, or the like. [2 definitions]
Brunhild in the anonymous German medieval epic The Nibelungenlied, the queen of Iceland.