Associations to the word «Brown»


BROWN, noun. A colour like that of chocolate or coffee.
BROWN, noun. (snooker) One of the colour balls used in snooker, with a value of 4 points.
BROWN, noun. Black tar heroin.
BROWN, noun. (sometimes capitalised) A person of Middle Eastern, Latino or South Asian descent; a brown-skinned person; someone of mulatto or biracial appearance
BROWN, adjective. Having a brown colour.
BROWN, adjective. (obsolete) Gloomy.
BROWN, adjective. (sometimes capitalized) Of or relating to any of various ethnic groups having dark pigmentation of the skin.
BROWN, verb. To become brown.
BROWN, verb. (cooking) To cook something until it becomes brown.
BROWN, verb. To tan.
BROWN, verb. (transitive) To make brown or dusky.
BROWN, verb. (transitive) To give a bright brown colour to, as to gun barrels, by forming a thin coating of oxide on their surface.
BROWN, verb. (demography) (slang) To turn progressively more Middle Eastern, Hispanic or Latino, in the context of the population of a geographic region.
BROWN, proper noun. A common surname​.
BROWN ADIPOSE TISSUE, noun. One of the two types of adipose tissue present in many newborn or hibernating mammals which primary serves to generate body heat, and which contains several small vacuoles and a relatively high number of mitochondria and capillaries.
BROWN ALE, noun. A type of beer characterised by its brown colour and rich malty and hoppy flavour with hints of caramel.
BROWN ALES, noun. Plural of brown ale
BROWN ALGA, noun. Any of many seaweeds of the class Phaeophyceae
BROWN ALGAE, noun. Plural of brown alga
BROWN ARGUS, noun. A brown butterfly, Aricia agestis, of the family Lycaenidae
BROWN ARGUSES, noun. Plural of brown argus
BROWN BAG, noun. (idiomatic) A short presentation or seminar on a given subject, especially one given at lunchtime.
BROWN BAG, verb. To carry one's lunch from home, as in a bag, rather than purchase it from a cafeteria or restaurant.
BROWN BAGGED, verb. Simple past tense and past participle of brown bag
BROWN BAGGING, verb. Present participle of brown bag
BROWN BAGGING, noun. The act of brown bagging, of carrying lunch to work (or school), frequently in a brown paper bag.
BROWN BAGGING, noun. (agricultural) The agricultural practice of planting seed saved from the farmers own harvest, as opposed to buying new seed from a seed company
BROWN BAGS, noun. Plural of brown bag
BROWN BAGS, verb. Third-person singular simple present indicative form of brown bag
BROWN BASTARD, noun. (obsolete) A type of sweet wine.
BROWN BASTARDS, noun. Plural of brown bastard
BROWN BEAR, noun. A species of bears native to northern America, Europe and Asia having brownish fur. (Ursus arctos)
BROWN BEARS, noun. Plural of brown bear
BROWN BESS, noun. (informal) The British Army's Land Pattern Musket or any of its derivatives, standard-issue weapons for British soldiers in the American Revolution.
BROWN BESSES, noun. Plural of Brown Bess
BROWN BETTIES, noun. Plural of Brown Betty
BROWN BETTY, noun. A simple American baked pudding made with layers of sweetened and spiced fruit (usually apple) and buttered breadcrumbs.
BROWN BETTY, noun. A Brown Betty teapot.
BROWN BETTY TEAPOT, noun. A teapot made from red terracotta clay and covered in Rockingham brown glaze, originally made in Stoke-on-Trent by the Elder Brothers circa 1695.
BROWN BETTY TEAPOTS, noun. Plural of Brown Betty teapot
BROWN BITS, noun. (cooking) Caramelized remnants of meat left in a pan after the cooking of the meat, which are often re-cooked in wine or other liquids and then absorbed into cut vegetable pieces in order to make sauce or gravy.
BROWN BOMBER, noun. A parking officer, employed to issue parking tickets (ie. fines) to vehicles parked illegally or for longer than the permitted time.
BROWN BOMBERS, noun. Plural of brown bomber
BROWN BOTTLE FLU, noun. (slang) (humorous) The illness caused by drinking too much alcohol; a hangover.
BROWN BOUNCE, noun. (British) (politics) (informal) The increase in popularity of the Labour Party following the change of Prime Minister from Tony Blair to Gordon Brown in June 2007
BROWN BREAD, noun. Bread with a brown colour as distinct from white bread, wholemeal, granary or other specific types of bread.
BROWN BREAD, noun. (slang) whole-wheat bread
BROWN BREAD, adjective. (idiomatic) (Cockney rhyming slang) dead
BROWN BUTTER, noun. A preparation of unsalted butter in which the butterfat and milk solids are allowed to separate and brown over a heat, used in French pastry or as a sauce.
BROWN CHEESE, noun. Norwegian whey cheese, characterised by its brown colour.
BROWN CHEESES, noun. Plural of brown cheese
BROWN CLOUD, noun. A form of atmospheric pollution that is a mixture of aerosols, that absorb and scatter light, that results from the burning of biomass and fossil fuel
BROWN COAL, noun. Lignite
BROWN COATI, noun. The white-nosed coati.
BROWN COATIS, noun. Plural of brown coati
BROWN DWARF, noun. (star) A starlike object that contracts to about the volume of the planet Jupiter after its formation phase; its mass may range from several times that of Jupiter, such that it fuses deuterium, up to just below the threshold of sustained hydrogen fusion.
BROWN DWARFS, noun. Plural of brown dwarf
BROWN DWARVES, noun. Plural of brown dwarf
BROWN EYE, noun. (vulgar) (slang) the anus
BROWN EYES, noun. Plural of brown eye
BROWN FALCON, noun. (Falco berigora), a member of the falcon genus found in the drier regions of Australia.
BROWN FAT, noun. Brown adipose tissue
BROWN GOODS, noun. Consumer electronics equipment for entertainment, such as televisions and music centres
BROWN GOODS, noun. Unbleached cotton textiles
BROWN GOODS, noun. (beverage industry) spirits which are brown in colour, such as whiskey
BROWN HAIRSTREAK, noun. A brown and orange butterfly, Thecla betulae, of the family Lycaenidae.
BROWN HAIRSTREAKS, noun. Plural of brown hairstreak
BROWN HARE, noun. European hare, Lepus Europaeus
BROWN HARES, noun. Plural of brown hare
BROWN HT, noun. (chemistry) A brown synthetic coal tar diazo dye.
BROWN HYENA, noun. Rarest of the hyena species, Hyaena brunnea.
BROWN HYENAS, noun. Plural of brown hyena
BROWN JOLLY, noun. (West Indies) (dated) Aubergine, eggplant.
BROWN LUNG, noun. (medicine) Byssinosis; an occupational lung disease caused by exposure to cotton dust.
BROWN MARMORATED STINK BUG, noun. An insect native to east Asia, Halyomorpha halys, which was accidentally introduced to the eastern United States and has become an invasive and serious agricultural and nuisance pest there.
BROWN MARMORATED STINK BUGS, noun. Plural of brown marmorated stink bug
BROWN NOSER, noun. (idiomatic) One who brownnoses (flatters or humors somebody in an obsequious manner for personal gain); one who sucks up; a bootlicker, ass-kisser, sycophant.
BROWN NOSERS, noun. Plural of brown noser
BROWN NOTE, noun. A hypothetical sound frequency that would cause a person to lose control of his bowels.
BROWN ONION, noun. Yellow onion
BROWN ONIONS, noun. Plural of brown onion
BROWN ORIOLE, noun. A passerine songbird, Oriolus szalayi, of Indonesia and Papua New Guinea.
BROWN OUT, noun. Alternative spelling of brownout
BROWN OUT, verb. To experience a partial loss of vision having the characteristics of a brownout, to suffer a brownout.
BROWN OUTS, noun. Plural of brown out
BROWN OWL, noun. (UK) the tawny owl, Strix aluco.
BROWN OWLS, noun. Plural of brown owl
BROWN PAPER, noun. A strong brown paper used in packaging
BROWN POUND, noun. (British) the perceived purchasing power of Britain’s Black and Asian minorities as a group
BROWN POWER, noun. (idiomatic) The production of electricity made from conventional sources, such as coal, oil, natural gas and nuclear power.
BROWN POWER, noun. The ideology that holds browns should exert solidarity amongst one another
BROWN RAT, noun. A species of rat, Rattus norvegicus, common worldwide.
BROWN RATS, noun. Plural of brown rat
BROWN RECLUSE, noun. A venomous spider of the south central United States that has a mark on its back in the shape of a violin; a brown recluse spider (Loxosceles reclusa).
BROWN RECLUSE SPIDER, noun. A venomous American spider, Loxosceles reclusa, that has a mark on its back in the shape of a violin.
BROWN RECLUSE SPIDERS, noun. Plural of brown recluse spider
BROWN RECLUSES, noun. Plural of brown recluse
BROWN RICE, noun. Rice with the brownish hull not polished off as in white rice. The hull contains important vitamins, including vitamin B complex, which are missing in white rice.
BROWN ROT, noun. A fungal disease of stone fruit such as peaches and nectarines, caused by the fungus Monilinia fructicola
BROWN SAUCE, noun. (British) A sauce made by the addition of stock to a heated and browned mixture of butter and flour.
BROWN SAUCE, noun. (British) Any of many brands of bottled sauce based on malt vinegar, fruit and spices.
BROWN SHIRT, noun. (Nazism) A storm trooper of the Sturmabteilung
BROWN SHIRT, noun. A Nazi or other fascist
BROWN SNAKE, noun. Certain snakes that are brown in color:
BROWN SNAKE, noun. Pseudonaja, a genus of Australian brown snakes
BROWN SNAKE, noun. Storeria, a genus of North American brown snakes
BROWN SNAKE, noun. Elapognathus minor, a species of Australian short-nosed snake or little brown snake
BROWN SNAKE, noun. Pseudechis australis, a species of Australian mulga or king brown snake
BROWN SPAR, noun. (mineral) A ferruginous variety of dolomite, in part identical with ankerite.
BROWN SPOT, noun. (snooker) (countable) The spot on a snooker table where the brown ball is normally placed.
BROWN SPOT, noun. (uncountable) A fungal disease of some plants characterized by brown spots on the leaves
BROWN SPOTS, noun. Plural of brown spot
BROWN STEW CHICKEN, noun. A Caribbean dish of chicken in brown sugar with vegetables.
BROWN STUDIES, noun. Plural of brown study
BROWN STUDY, noun. (idiomatic) (dated) A melancholy mood accompanied by deep thought; a moody daydream.
BROWN SUGAR, noun. Sugar which has been only partially refined and still contains molasses.
BROWN SUGAR, noun. Refined sugar to which molasses has been added.
BROWN SUGAR, noun. Street name for heroin.
BROWN SUPREMACIST, noun. A believer in brown supremacy
BROWN SUPREMACISTS, noun. Plural of brown supremacist
BROWN SUPREMACY, noun. The ideology which holds that the brown race is superior to all others.
BROWN SYNDROME, noun. A rare eye disorder characterized by defects and errors in eye movement, caused by a malfunction of the superior oblique tendon.
BROWN TEAL, noun. A member of the dabbling duck subfamily endemic to New Zealand; Anas chlorotis.
BROWN TEALS, noun. Plural of brown teal
BROWN THRASHER, noun. A songbird found in eastern USA, taxonomic name Toxostoma rufum, known for its large song repertoire
BROWN THUMB, noun. (idiomatic) Lack of skill at growing plants; something possessed by a poor gardener.
BROWN THUMBS, noun. Plural of brown thumb
BROWN TINAMOU, noun. A tinamou, Crypturellus obsoletus.
BROWN TINAMOUS, noun. Plural of brown tinamou
BROWN TROUT, noun. A species of freshwater trout, Salmo trutta, that is native to Europe and Asia.
BROWN WINDSOR SOUP, noun. A hearty traditional British meat soup of disputed origin.

Dictionary definition

BROWN, noun. An orange of low brightness and saturation.
BROWN, noun. Scottish botanist who first observed the movement of small particles in fluids now known a Brownian motion (1773-1858).
BROWN, noun. Abolitionist who was hanged after leading an unsuccessful raid at Harper's Ferry, Virginia (1800-1859).
BROWN, noun. A university in Rhode Island.
BROWN, verb. Fry in a pan until it changes color; "brown the meat in the pan".
BROWN, verb. Make brown in color; "the draught browned the leaves on the trees in the yard".
BROWN, adjective. Of a color similar to that of wood or earth.
BROWN, adjective. (of skin) deeply suntanned.

Wise words

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Florence Scovel Shinn