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[em-broun] /ɛmˈbraʊn/
verb (used with or without object)
to make or become brown or dark.
Origin of embrown
First recorded in 1660-70; em-1 + brown Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2017.
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  • In their season he gathers cresses and blackberries, the embrowned nuts constituting an autumn in themselves.

    Poachers and Poaching John Watson
  • They noticed one another's embrowned complexions, but embraced silently.

    Vittoria, Complete George Meredith
  • The shadowy black figures of pedestrians moved up, down, and across the embrowned roadway.

    The Well-Beloved Thomas Hardy
  • Her arms were embrowned by exposure, but her forehead was not brown.

    A Terrible Temptation Charles Reade
  • There was an intellectual expression in his high, thoughtful brow, embrowned though it was by exposure.

    Malaeska Ann S. Stephens
  • They sat for a while in the embrowned sunshine of the dusty room.

    The Judge Rebecca West
  • The ears were embrowned with the continual beams of the sun, and, oppressed with the weight of their grain, bended from the stalk.

    Imogen William Godwin
  • Crisp cresses from the springs constitute an important source of income, and the embrowned nuts of autumn a harvest in themselves.

  • The embrowned nuts of autumn he turns to profitable account.

    Poachers and Poaching John Watson
  • As he looked, he fancied that he could detect objects moving above the tall grass, embrowned with the tints of autumn.

    The Frontier Fort W. H. G. Kingston

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