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Date: 1300-1400
Language: Old French
Origin: braon 'muscle'

brawn

noun
     
Related topics: Food
brawn [uncountable]
1 physical strength, especially when compared with intelligence:
Mina has the brains, I have the brawn.
2 British EnglishDF meat from a pig's head that has been boiled and pressed in a container and is often served in thin flat pieces [= headcheese American English]

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