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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.
brunt the main part of a force or stress.
bruschetta a slice of toasted or grilled bread brushed with olive oil and garlic, typically topped with such items as diced tomatoes and fresh basil.
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 off to casually refuse to talk with (someone); quickly dismiss.
brush up on to study again to bring one's knowledge up to date or to remember what might have been forgotten; review.
brushwood branches that have been chopped or broken off trees or bushes. [2 definitions]
brushwork work done with a brush, as in painting. [2 definitions]