[n] cooking to a brown crispiness over a fire or on a grill; "proper toasting should brown both sides of a piece of bread"
[n] English poet best remembered for love sonnets written to her husband Robert Browning (1806-1861)
[n] English poet and husband of Elizabeth Barrett Browning noted for his dramatic monologues (1812-1889)
[n] United States inventor of firearms (especially automatic pistols and repeating rifles and a machine gun called `The Peacemaker') (1855-1926)
1. The act or operation of giving a brown color, as to gun barrels, etc.
2. (Masonry) A smooth coat of brown mortar, usually the second coat, and the preparation for the finishing coat of plaster.