Brown thrush
(Brown" thrush") (Zoöl.) A common American singing bird allied to the mocking bird; — also called brown thrasher.

(Brown"wort`) n. (Bot.) A species of figwort or Scrophularia and other species of the same genus, mostly perennials with inconspicuous coarse flowers.

(Brown"y) a. Brown or, somewhat brown. "Browny locks." Shak.

(Brow"post`) n. (Carp.) A beam that goes across a building.

(Browse) n. [OF. brost, broust, sprout, shoot, F. brout browse, browsewood, prob. fr. OHG. burst, G. borste, bristle; cf. also Armor. brousta to browse. See Bristle, n., Brush, n.] The tender branches or twigs of trees and shrubs, fit for the food of cattle and other animals; green food. Spenser.

Sheep, goats, and oxen, and the nobler steed,
On browse, and corn, and flowery meadows feed.

(Browse), v. t. [imp. & p. p. Browsed (brouzd); p. pr. & vb. n. Browsing.] [For broust, OF. brouster, bruster, F. brouter. See Browse, n., and cf. Brut.]

1. To eat or nibble off, as the tender branches of trees, shrubs, etc.; — said of cattle, sheep, deer, and some other animals.

Yes, like the stag, when snow the plasture sheets,
The barks of trees thou browsedst.

2. To feed on, as pasture; to pasture on; to graze.

Fields . . . browsed by deep-uddered kine.

(Browse) v. i.

1. To feed on the tender branches or shoots of shrubs or trees, as do cattle, sheep, and deer.

2. To pasture; to feed; to nibble. Shak.

(Brows"er) n. An animal that browses.

(Browse"wood`) n. Shrubs and bushes upon which animals browse.

(Brows"ing), n. Browse; also, a place abounding with shrubs where animals may browse.

Browsings for the deer.

(Brow"spot`) n. (Zoöl.) A rounded organ between the eyes of the frog; the interocular gland.

(||Bru*ang") n. [Native name.] (Zoöl.) The Malayan sun bear.

(Bru"cine) n. [Cf. F. brucine, fr. James Bruce, a Scottish traveler.] (Chem.) A powerful vegetable alkaloid, found, associated with strychnine, in the seeds of different species of Strychnos, especially in the Nux vomica. It is less powerful than strychnine. Called also brucia and brucina.

(Bru"cite) n. [Named after Dr. A. Bruce of New York.] (Min.) (a) A white, pearly mineral, occurring thin and foliated, like talc, and also fibrous; a native magnesium hydrate. (b) The mineral chondrodite. [R.]

(Bruck"eled) a. Wet and dirty; begrimed. [Obs. or Dial.] Herrick.

(||Bruh) n. (Zoöl.) [Native name.] The rhesus monkey. See Rhesus.

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