adjective, brown·er, brown·est.
verb (used with or without object)
Origin of brown
Examples from the Web for brownish
From time to time she unmasks herself, gamey and whipped flaunting that brownish color.
The chemical affixes itself to dead skin cells and produces a brownish tone.
Live lobsters are brownish or greenish with bluish mottling; they turn red when boiled.Elementary Zoology, Second Edition|Vernon L. Kellogg
Unfortunately also, it is not very difficult to remove the gum, imitate the grille or not and regum the stamp with brownish gum.History of the Postage Stamps of the United States of America|John Kerr Tiffany
He was a brownish person, with a yellow throat which he puffed out like a bag as he sang.The Tale of Mrs. Ladybug|Arthur Scott Bailey
Pappus of copious straw-color or brownish and rough capillary bristles.
It is larger than a common sheep, and covered with brownish hair instead of wooldarker than the deer, but whitish on the belly.
British Dictionary definitions for brownish (1 of 2)
Derived Formsbrownish or browny, adjectivebrownness, noun
Word Origin for brown
British Dictionary definitions for brownish (2 of 2)
Medicine definitions for brownish
Idioms and Phrases with brownish
In addition to the idioms beginning with brown
- brown bagger
- browned off
- brownie points
- brown nose
- brown study, in a
- do up (brown)