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.