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Related to brownness: brownish, deep brown, yellowish brown, brownest, Pale brown


Lester, U.S. otologist. See: Brown sign.


Harold W., 20th-century U.S. ophthalmologist. See: Brown syndrome.


James, U.S. plastic surgeon, 1899-1971. See: Brown-Adson forceps.


James H., 20th-century U.S. microbiologist. See: Brown-Brenn stain.


Robert, English botanist, 1773-1858. See: brownian motion, brownian movement, brownian-Zsigmondy movement.
A number of individuals with the surname Brown have become the namesake for various conditions, including

(1) C.H. Brown (Brown-Vialetto-van Laere syndrome, also known as pontobulbar palsy with deafness);

(2) C.L. Brown (Brown-Symmers disease, also known as acute infantile encephalopathy);

(3) G.E. Brown (Horton-Magath-Brown syndrome, also known as Horton syndrome);

(4) J.W. Brown (Brown syndrome, also known as neural crest syndrome); and

(5) S.I. Brown (Brown syndrome, a term of recent vintage for corneal oedema following cataract extraction)


1. a composite color, therefore variable from creamy to dark brown which is almost black, made from black, red and yellow.
2. a coat color; in horses a brown coat with a tan muzzle; a few hairs of another color may be scattered through the coat creating a brown roan (white admixture), brown chestnut (admixture of chestnut), etc. A brown-ticked gray is a gray horse with wheat grain sized patches of brown hairs scattered through the coat; in cattle a rich creamy brown as in Brown Swiss and many other indigenous breeds.

Patient discussion about Brown

Q. Is there any difference between brown eggs and white eggs? My fitness instructor suggested me to have brown eggs instead of white eggs so is there any difference between brown eggs and white eggs?

A. I have to agree with you. Never heard of any difference between the two and it doesnt sound reasonable that one is better to your health than the other...

Q. hey how about having brown rice in place of white or boiled rice…….?

A. Brown rice is a good carb, plus I personally think it tastes delicious.

Q. what is more healthy, brown sugar or fruit sugar?

A. fruit sugar

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In Brown, Rodriguez's sense of polar opposites gives way to an overriding understanding of the inevitably mixed quality in life, instantiated in the culminating trope of brownness which fully represents his ethos of conversion.
But perhaps with less sauce, less all-round brownness.
Certainly his brownness marks his masculinity since it speaks to not having to shield his skin from the sun as women were expected to do, and the adjectives "strong" and "firm" have traditional masculine associations.
What did impress me, however, was the geometric beauty of the grill marks on one compared to the less interesting, even brownness of the other.
In the brownness were glints of gold; patches of purple were in the gloom; objects all that caught, through the muslin, with their high rarity, the light of the low windows.
People can't rely on their toasters to toast right every time, so they're constantly peeking down the slots, lifting and flipping every slice around, or adjusting the brownness selector knob to achieve the results they want," said Paula Etchison, director of marketing for the appliance division of Sunbeam Household Products.
One does not "achieve" blackness as one does not "achieve" whiteness, yellowness, or brownness.
It is Joey's brownness then--his being raced-that is both pollutant and contagion to David, so that David imagines his desire for Joey makes him a monster.
Furthermore, as Schwartz alludes, the representation of working-class women as darker-skinned than their wealthier counterparts is in keeping with conventional representational practices of the time, whereby their symbolic brownness enhances the middle and upper class fragility of the female heroine--less suited for a life of toil or suffering on the basis of the equation of whiteness with femininity and fragility.