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brown bread

noun
1.
any bread made of flour darker in color than bolted wheat flour, especially graham or whole wheat bread.
Origin of brown bread
1350-1400
1350-1400; Middle English
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  • Pass horse radish, tabasco sauce or tomato catsup and crackers or wafers or brown bread and butter.

  • I have water from the spring, and a loaf of brown bread on the shelf.

  • With chicken not today today we are going to have eggs and salad and vegetables and brown bread and what else.

    Geography and Plays Gertrude Stein
  • Bake for three hours longer, and serve with hot Boston brown bread.

    Breakfast Dainties Thomas J. Murrey
  • Cut Boston brown bread and white bread into thin slices and stamp into rings with a doughnut cutter.

  • An' then in walks Mis' Holcomb with her brown bread an' cream cookies.

    Friendship Village Zona Gale
  • And if you can find some brown bread as well as white, that will be ever so nice.

    The Fun of Cooking Caroline French Benton
  • A cabbage-leaf was as good as "a skillet," she thought, for a loaf of brown bread.

    Little Grandmother Sophie May
  • Cover with another layer of brown bread, press together, trim the crusts and cut into fingers.

    Sandwiches Sarah Tyson Heston Rorer
  • Anyway, we had it, with brown bread Swiss cheese sandwiches.

    Daddy Long-Legs Jean Webster

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