brown

1 /braUn/ adjective
1 having the colour of earth, wood, or coffee: I'd like a pair of dark brown shoes please. | brown bread
2 having skin that has been turned brown by the sun: You're very brown - have you been on vacation? | brown as a berry (=very brown): She came back as brown as a berry.
2 noun (C, U) the colour of earth, wood, or coffee: the different browns and greens of the landscape 3 verb (I, T)
1 to heat food so that it turns brown or to become brown in this way by being heated: First brown the meat in a frying pan.
2 to become brown because of the sun's heat or to make something brown in this way: The children's faces were browned by the sun.
3 browned off BrE informal annoyed and bored

Longman dictionary of contemporary English. 2004.

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