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brown Bess

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Definition of brown Bess

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

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Origin and Etymology of brown bess

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


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brown Bess

noun

Definition of brown Bess

: prairie wake robin

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Origin and Etymology of brown bess

probably alteration of brown Beth


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