Meaning of BROWN in English
1》 of a colour produced by mixing red, yellow, and blue, as of dark wood or rich soil.
2》 dark-skinned or suntanned.
1》 ~ colour, pigment, or material.
2》 used in names of various butterflies with mainly ~ wings, e.g. meadow ~ .
1》 make or become ~ by cooking.
2》 ( be ~ed off ) Brit. informal be irritated or depressed.
( as ) ~ as a berry very suntanned.
OE brūn , of Gmc origin.
Concise Oxford English vocab. Сжатый оксфордский словарь английского языка. 2004