from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Pertaining to, or invented by, Brown; -- a term applied to a system of medicine promulgated in the 18th century by John Brown, of Scotland, the fundamental doctrine of which was, that life is a state of excitation produced by the normal action of external agents upon the body, and that disease consists in excess or deficiency of excitation.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Pertaining or relating to any person bearing the name of Brown; Brownian.
  • n. A student or graduate of Brown University in Providence, Rhode Island.


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