brown bread


  1. any bread made of flour darker in color than bolted wheat flour, especially graham or whole wheat bread.

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Word History and Origins

Origin of brown bread1

Middle English word dating back to 1350–1400

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Example Sentences

He continues the trend here, where the signature brown bread, as synonymous with Irish fare as potatoes, is baked on-site, along with the fragrant batch loaf, so named because multiple loaves are baked together in one pan.

Serve the roulades with thin slices of buttered brown bread and lemon wedges.

In Tiefurt we partook of a magnificent collation consisting of a mug of beer, brown bread and sausage!

They “hated” beef and vegetables, and brown bread, as well as stated hours for partaking of such simple rations.

At three milk had been brought for the babies, and brown bread (a treat) with coffee for the rest.

His food, for the most part, consisted of brown bread and cheese; and his drink of water and milk.

He lives on cherry jam and brown bread, does he not, and whistles to the cows, who lay their heads on his shoulder and purr.


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