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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典

 brown /ˈbraʊn/

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Brown a. [Compar. Browner superl. Brownest.]  Of a dark color, of various shades between black and red or yellow.
    Cheeks brown as the oak leaves.   --Longfellow.
 Brown Bess, the old regulation flintlock smoothbore musket, with bronzed barrel, formerly used in the British army.
 Brown bread (a) Dark colored bread; esp. a kind made of unbolted wheat flour, sometimes called in the United States Graham bread. “He would mouth with a beggar though she smelt brown bread and garlic.” --Shak. (b) Dark colored bread made of rye meal and Indian meal, or of wheat and rye or Indian; rye and Indian bread. [U.S.]
 Brown coal, wood coal. See Lignite.
 Brown hematite or Brown iron ore Min., the hydrous iron oxide, limonite, which has a brown streak. See Limonite.
 Brown holland. See under Holland.
 Brown paper, dark colored paper, esp. coarse wrapping paper, made of unbleached materials.
 Brown spar Min., a ferruginous variety of dolomite, in part identical with ankerite.
 Brown stone. See Brownstone.
 Brown stout, a strong kind of porter or malt liquor.
 Brown study, a state of mental abstraction or serious reverie.

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Brown, n. A dark color inclining to red or yellow, resulting from the mixture of red and black, or of red, black, and yellow; a tawny, dusky hue.

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Brown, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Browned p. pr. & vb. n. Browning.]
 1. To make brown or dusky.
 A trembling twilight o'er welkin moves,
 Browns the dim void and darkens deep the groves.   --Barlow.
 2. To make brown by scorching slightly; as, to brown meat or flour.
 3. To give a bright brown color to, as to gun barrels, by forming a thin coat of oxide on their surface.

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Brown, v. i. To become brown.

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      adj : of a color similar to that of wood or earth [syn: brownish,
      n 1: an orange of low brightness and saturation [syn: brownness]
      2: Scottish botanist who first observed the movement of small
         particles in fluids now known a Brownian motion
         (1773-1858) [syn: Robert Brown]
      3: abolitionist who was hanged after leading an unsuccessful
         raid at Harper's Ferry, Virginia (1800-1858) [syn: John
      4: a university in Rhode Island [syn: Brown University]
      v : fry in a pan until it changes color; "brown the meat in the