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brown bread

any bread made of flour darker in color than bolted wheat flour, especially graham or whole wheat bread.
Origin of brown bread
1350-1400; Middle English Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2016.
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  • "Please get me a glass of milk with an egg in it, and some of that brown-bread turkey," she demanded.

    Blue-grass and Broadway Maria Thompson Daviess
  • I'll remember that, the next time we have brown-bread brewis!

    The Merryweathers Laura E. Richards
  • I love every bean that was ever baked in Boston; every cod-fish-ball ever fried; and every brown-bread loaf ever baked there.

    Caper-Sauce Fanny Fern
  • Even the craftsman sits down to his brown-bread and bacon and his ale.

    London Walter Besant
  • Let the mixture simmer five minutes, then serve hot on wheat bread or brown-bread toast, well browned and buttered.

    A Busy Year at the Old Squire's Charles Asbury Stephens
  • Here the brown-bread kettle boiled over, creating a diversion; and Mirandy gladly rose to set it further back.

    Meadow Grass Alice Brown
  • Place in well-greased Boston brown-bread mould; let rise for one hour.

    Mrs. Wilson's Cook Book Mary A. Wilson
  • The Beebes had gone—as most of East Wellmouth had gone—to the baked beans and brown-bread supper and sociable at the church.

    Galusha the Magnificent Joseph C. Lincoln
  • A puritan may go to his brown-bread crust with as gross an appetite as ever an alderman to his turtle.

  • It's shaped like a brown-bread tin and they wear it little end up with a tassel hanging down.

    Galusha the Magnificent Joseph C. Lincoln

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