brown

brown1 [ braun ] adjective ***
1. ) something that is brown is the same color as wood or coffee:
He had lovely brown eyes.
The days were getting shorter and the leaves began to turn brown.
2. ) with darker skin than usual, after being in the sun a lot:
His face was very brown.
brown as a berry (=very brown): She came back from Italy brown as a berry.
brown
brown 2 [ braun ] noun count or uncount *
the color of wood or coffee:
The skirt is also available in brown.
We decided on browns and greens for the wallpaper in the study.
brown
brown 3 [ braun ] verb intransitive or transitive
to cook something until it turns brown, or to become brown in this way:
Brown the meat before adding the vegetables.
Wait for the onions to brown before adding the flour.

Usage of the words and phrases in modern English. 2013.

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