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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.
brunt the main part of a force or stress.
brush1 a device made of stiff hairs, such as nylon or animal hair, fastened into a handle, for grooming, painting, scrubbing, and the like. [8 definitions]
brush2 a thick growth of small trees, shrubs, or bushes. [2 definitions]
brush fire a fire in an area of bushes and shrubs. [2 definitions]
brush-off (informal) an abrupt dismissal or rejection.
brush up on to update or review.
brushwood branches that have been chopped or broken off trees or bushes. [2 definitions]
brusque impolitely abrupt in speech or actions; curt.
Brussels the capital of Belgium.
Brussels sprouts the small green edible heads that grow on the stem of a plant that is a type of cabbage. [2 definitions]
brutal exceptionally savage, merciless, or cruel. [3 definitions]