John Brown

noun

Definition of John Brown

: a small plump deep-bodied sparid fish (Gymnocrotaphus curvidens) of southern Africa that is yellowish to bronzy brown and prized as a sport and food fish

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History and Etymology for John Brown

from the name John Brown; probably translation of Afrikaans Jan Bruin

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“John Brown.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/John%20Brown. Accessed 16 Jan. 2022.

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