- Scot broth, stock, or juice
Old English brīg, variant of brīw pottage; related to Old High German brīo soup, Old English brīwan to cook, Middle Irish brēo flame
- a Scot word for brunt
C19: perhaps from earlier bree brow
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Examples from the Web for bree
Bree cautions us against thinking about any of the characters singly.Albert Camus, Our Existential Epidemiologist
October 17, 2014
“I learned a lot about myself, which really helps you be more secure with yourself,” Bree told The Daily Beast.
Unlike Bree, Jonah and Hilit have virtually no interest in meeting their “donor”—they prefer this term to “biological father.”
The show follows Breeanna—or Bree, for short—a 17-year-old native of Reno, Nevada.
As Bree is meticulously polishing her silver, she dissolves from control freak into grieving widow.‘Desperate Housewives’: 12 Most-Memorable Moments
Maria Elena Fernandez
May 14, 2012
It is a blessed truth that the mind cannot stay long in a bree.The Squire of Sandal-Side
Amelia Edith Huddleston Barr
On the other hand, Mrs. Bree said "Bel hadn't got a mite of snap to her."
Mrs. Bree had not found out where the "snap" lay in Bel's character.
It had been "all Bel was good for;" and it had been more than Mrs. Bree had appreciated at the time.
Miss Bree and her niece, between them, carried home the large box.