verb (used with or without object)

to make or become brown or dark.

Origin of embrown

First recorded in 1660–70; em-1 + brown
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Examples from the Web for embrowned

Historical Examples of embrowned

  • They noticed one another's embrowned complexions, but embraced silently.

    Vittoria, Complete

    George Meredith

  • The embrowned nuts of autumn he turns to profitable account.

  • Her arms were embrowned by exposure, but her forehead was not brown.

  • They sat for a while in the embrowned sunshine of the dusty room.

    The Judge

    Rebecca West

  • The shadowy black figures of pedestrians moved up, down, and across the embrowned roadway.

    The Well-Beloved

    Thomas Hardy