brown Bess

1 of 2

noun (1)

: the flintlock smoothbore musket with bronzed barrel that was formerly used in the British army

brown Bess

2 of 2

noun (2)

: prairie wake robin

Word History


Noun (1)

brown entry 1 + Bess (nickname of Elizabeth); from the color of the stock

Noun (2)

probably alteration of brown Beth

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“Brown Bess.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 22 Apr. 2024.

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