As I field final exam questions, a few of the browner students cast sidelong glances.
The redder and browner sorts are also good for rugs as they are thick in the pelt.
The other man was younger and browner, and of a compact, athletic figure.
Those of France are browner and smaller than either of these, and the Alpine wolves are smaller still.
browner went off at once; she seemed a very good-natured girl.
On the whole they are browner in tone than those of the younger painter.
At last he saw that the bird was becoming browner and browner.
It forms a large ball, and browner; dandelion seed-balls are white.
I really think you must be a little like him, only browner and taller, perhaps.
The front of the head, the feet, and the mandibles and maxillæ are darker and browner.
Old English brun "dark, dusky," developing a definite color sense only 13c., from Proto-Germanic *brunaz (cf. Old Norse brunn, Danish brun, Old Frisian and Old High German brun, Dutch bruin, German braun), from PIE *bher- (3) "shining, brown" (cf. Lithuanian beras "brown"), related to *bheros "dark animal" (cf. beaver, bear (n.), and Greek phrynos "toad," literally "the brown animal").
The Old English word also had a sense of "brightness, shining," preserved only in burnish. The Germanic word was adopted into Romanic (e.g. Middle Latin brunus, Italian and Spanish bruno, French brun). Brown Bess, slang name for old British Army flintlock musket, first recorded 1785.
c.1300, "to become brown," from brown (adj.). From 1560s as "to make brown." Related: Browned; browning.
"brown color," c.1600, from brown (adj.).
Brown (broun), Michael. Born 1941.
American geneticist. He shared a 1985 Nobel Prize for discoveries related to cholesterol metabolism.
Opposed to environmental preservation and restoration •The opposite of green: The chairman of the Council of Economic Advisers is judged brown, rather than green, on the issue of timetables for climate control (1990s+)
also brown-hole To do anal intercourse; bugger, bunghole (1930s+)