The chemical affixes itself to dead skin cells and produces a brownish tone.
From time to time she unmasks herself, gamey and whipped flaunting that brownish color.
Mr. Pottle's eyes fell on his own scarlet pareu and the brownish legs beneath it.
Figure 119 represents the Hæmatopinus vituli, which is brownish in color.
At about the end of June it turns to a chrysalis of a brownish colour.
The fur of the viscacha is not so pretty, being of a brownish and white mixture.
The left side is marbled brown and yellow; the right side, which is the inferior, white with brownish spots and points.
Before it crouched a small, brownish animal with a bulging head.
brownish gray; eye-ring, tips of outer tail-feathers, a narrow wing-bar white; wing with a buff band showing in flight.
It was of material they had never seen and glistened with a brownish hue.
Old English brun "dark, dusky," developing a definite color sense only 13c., from Proto-Germanic *brunaz (cf. Old Norse brunn, Danish brun, Old Frisian and Old High German brun, Dutch bruin, German braun), from PIE *bher- (3) "shining, brown" (cf. Lithuanian beras "brown"), related to *bheros "dark animal" (cf. beaver, bear (n.), and Greek phrynos "toad," literally "the brown animal").
The Old English word also had a sense of "brightness, shining," preserved only in burnish. The Germanic word was adopted into Romanic (e.g. Middle Latin brunus, Italian and Spanish bruno, French brun). Brown Bess, slang name for old British Army flintlock musket, first recorded 1785.
c.1300, "to become brown," from brown (adj.). From 1560s as "to make brown." Related: Browned; browning.
"brown color," c.1600, from brown (adj.).
Brown (broun), Michael. Born 1941.
American geneticist. He shared a 1985 Nobel Prize for discoveries related to cholesterol metabolism.
Opposed to environmental preservation and restoration •The opposite of green: The chairman of the Council of Economic Advisers is judged brown, rather than green, on the issue of timetables for climate control (1990s+)
also brown-hole To do anal intercourse; bugger, bunghole (1930s+)