Brown Brown, a. [Compar. Browner; superl. Brownest.] [OE.
brun, broun, AS. br?n; akin to D. bruin, OHG. br?n, Icel.
br?nn, Sw. brun, Dan. bruun, G. braun, Lith. brunas, Skr.
babhru. [root]93, 253. Cf. Bruin, Beaver, Burnish,
Of a dark color, of various shades between black and red or
Cheeks brown as the oak leaves. -Longfellow.
Brown Bess, the old regulation flintlock smoothbore musket,
with bronzed barrel, formerly used in the British army.
(a) Dark colored bread; esp. a kind made of unbolted wheat
flour, sometimes called in the United States Graham
bread. ``He would mouth with a beggar though she smelt
brown bread and garlic.' -Shak.
(b) Dark colored bread made of rye meal and Indian meal, or
of wheat and rye or Indian; rye and Indian bread. [U.S.]
Brown coal, wood coal. See Lignite.
Brown hematite or Brown iron ore (Min.), the hydrous iron
oxide, limonite, which has a brown streak. See Limonite.
Brown holland. See under Holland.
Brown paper, dark colored paper, esp. coarse wrapping
paper, made of unbleached materials.
Brown spar (Min.), a ferruginous variety of dolomite, in
part identical with ankerite.
Brown stone. See Brownstone.
Brown stout, a strong kind of porter or malt liquor.
Brown study, a state of mental abstraction or serious
reverie. -W. Irving.
Child study Child study A scientific study of children, undertaken for the purpose of discovering the laws of development of the body and the mind from birth to manhood.