brown bread

Origin of brown bread

Middle English word dating back to 1350–1400 Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018

Examples from the Web for brown bread

Historical Examples of brown bread

  • I'll remember that, the next time we have brown-bread brewis!

    The Merryweathers

    Laura E. Richards

  • Even the craftsman sits down to his brown-bread and bacon and his ale.


    Walter Besant

  • "Please get me a glass of milk with an egg in it, and some of that brown-bread turkey," she demanded.

    Blue-grass and Broadway

    Maria Thompson Daviess

  • Here the brown-bread kettle boiled over, creating a diversion; and Mirandy gladly rose to set it further back.

    Meadow Grass

    Alice Brown

  • I love every bean that was ever baked in Boston; every cod-fish-ball ever fried; and every brown-bread loaf ever baked there.


    Fanny Fern