- any bread made of flour darker in color than bolted wheat flour, especially graham or whole wheat bread.
- Boston brown bread.
Origin of brown bread
Middle English word dating back to 1350–1400
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Examples from the Web for 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.London
"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
I love every bean that was ever baked in Boston; every cod-fish-ball ever fried; and every brown-bread loaf ever baked there.Caper-Sauce