- 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.
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Brownish — Brown ish, a. Somewhat brown. [1913 Webster] … The Collaborative International Dictionary of English
brownish — UK [ˈbraʊnɪʃ] / US or browny UK [ˈbraʊnɪ] / US adjective similar to brown or slightly brown in colour … English dictionary
brownish — [[t]bra͟ʊnɪʃ[/t]] COLOUR Something that is brownish is slightly brown in colour … English dictionary
brownish — adjective see brown II … New Collegiate Dictionary
brownish — See brown. * * * … Universalium
brownish — adjective of a colour which resembles brown; somewhat brown … Wiktionary
brownish — adj. having a brown like color … English contemporary dictionary
brownish — brown·ish … English syllables
brownish — adjective of a color similar to that of wood or earth (Freq. 1) • Syn: ↑brown, ↑chocolate brown, ↑dark brown • Similar to: ↑chromatic • Derivationally related forms: ↑brownness … Useful english dictionary
Brownish Twistwing — Illustration by Joseph Smit, 1888 Conservation status … Wikipedia