brown bread


: bread made of whole wheat flour
: a dark brown steamed bread made usually of cornmeal, white or whole wheat flours, molasses, soda, and milk or water

Examples of brown bread in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Select: Online Shopping, Simplified These days, a toaster oven can do more than just brown bread. Elizabeth Robinson, NBC News, 17 Jan. 2024 The menu includes Irish favorites, from fish and chips and lamb shoulder braised in Irish stout to treacle brown bread. Wendy O’Dea, Travel + Leisure, 21 Nov. 2023 The food in Bill’s backpack consisted of the same lunch that my group had: a two-pound box of cheese, two one-pound cans of B. & M. brown bread, eight oranges, and twenty chocolate bars. David Owen, The New Yorker, 16 Sep. 2023 Eventually de Mayerne found that stale brown bread could clean them—a technique still used by restorers. Anthony Grafton, The New York Review of Books, 7 Sep. 2022 Baked beans, ham, and brown bread are an ideal Saturday night supper. Sheryl Julian,, 3 Mar. 2022 The main entrée is corned lamb and ferment cabbage with mustard gravy followed by whiskey pudding and brown bread cookie for dessert. Susan Selasky, Detroit Free Press, 19 Mar. 2021 But as soon as the last juices have been sopped up (preferably with brown bread or soda bread), our minds turn to sweets. Samantha MacAvoy, Good Housekeeping, 1 Feb. 2023 To Bem’s surprise, both groups increased their consumption of brown bread, and by a similar amount, the following week. Yudhijit Bhattacharjee, Discover Magazine, 13 May 2012

These examples are programmatically compiled from various online sources to illustrate current usage of the word 'brown bread.' Any opinions expressed in the examples do not represent those of Merriam-Webster or its editors. Send us feedback about these examples.

Word History

First Known Use

14th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Time Traveler
The first known use of brown bread was in the 14th century

Dictionary Entries Near brown bread

Cite this Entry

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

Last Updated: - Updated example sentences
Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!