brown bread



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

Origin of brown bread

Middle English word dating back to 1350–1400 Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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