- brown ► ADJECTIVE 1) of a colour produced by mixing red, yellow, and blue, as of dark wood or rich soil. 2) dark-skinned or suntanned.► NOUN ▪ brown colour, pigment, or material.► VERB 1) make or become brown by cooking. 2) (be browned off) informal be irritated or depressed.DERIVATIVES brownish adjective browny adjective.ORIGIN Old English.
English terms dictionary. 2015.