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Language: Old English
Origin: brun

brown

1 adjective
     
Related topics: Colours
brown1 S2 W2
1CC having the colour of earth, wood, or coffee:
dark brown hair
2 having skin that has been turned brown by the sun:
He'd been on vacation and looked very brown.
He was as brown as a berry after two weeks in the sun.

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