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Etymology

From Middle English broun (the color brown from 13th century) < Old English brūn (dark, shining) < Proto-Germanic *brunaz < Proto-Indo-European *bher- (shining, brown). Cognates include Danish bruin, Icelandic brnn, Swedish brun, German braun, Lithuanian brunas, beras, Sanskrit babhru, and Medieval Latin brunus, Spanish bruno, French brun. Confer bruin, beaver, burnish, brunette.

Pronunciation

Noun

Singular
brown

Plural
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brown ({{{1}}})
  1. A red-orange colour, including the colour of chocolate or coffee.
    The browns and greens in this painting give it a nice woodsy feel.
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  2. (Template loop detected: Template:context 1) One of the colour balls used in snooker with a value of 4 points.

Translations

Adjective

brown (comparative er, superlative more)

Positive
brown

Comparative
er

Superlative
more

  1. (color) Having a brown colour.

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Verb

Infinitive
to brown

Third person singular
-

Simple past
-

Past participle
-

Present participle
-

to brown (third-person singular simple present -, present participle -, simple past and past participle -)
  1. To become brown.
    Light-skinned people tend to brown when exposed to the sun.
  2. (cooking) To cook something until it becomes brown.
    Brown the onions in a large frying pan.

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