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brownadjective, noun

 us   /brɑʊn/

brown adjective, noun (COLOR)

[C/U] (of) the ​color of ​chocolate or ​earth: a brown ​suit

brown adjective, noun (PERSON)

[-er/-est only, C] (a ​person) having brown ​skin

brownverb [T]

to make ​food brown by ​cooking it: First brown the ​meat and then ​cook it ​slowly.
(Definition of brown from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

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brownnoun [C or U]

uk   us   /braʊn/
A1 the ​colour of ​chocolate or ​soil: dark/​light brown
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A1 Both my ​parents have ​curly brown ​hair.

brownverb [I or T]

uk   us   /braʊn/
to make ​food brown by ​cooking it: Lightly brown the ​onion before ​adding the ​tomatoes. Allow the ​meat to brown before ​adding the ​vegetables.
(Definition of brown from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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