from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • adjective Of a dark complexion or coloring.
  • adjective Having dark brown or black hair or eyes.
  • noun A person with dark brown hair.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • adjective being or having dark-colored skin and hair; contrasted with blond.
  • noun A girl or woman with a somewhat brown or dark complexion.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • adjective rare Of a man's or boy's hair, brown or black hair.
  • adjective rare Of a man or boy, having brown or black hair.
  • noun rare A man or boy with brown or black hair.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • noun a person with dark (brown) hair
  • adjective marked by dark or relatively dark pigmentation of hair or skin or eyes


from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

[French, from Old French, diminutive of brun, brown, of Germanic origin; see bher- in Indo-European roots.]


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