brown·ie | \ ˈbrau̇-nē \

Definition of brownie 

1 : a legendary good-natured elf that performs helpful services at night

2 Brownie : a member of a program of the Girl Scouts for girls typically in the second and third grades in school

3 : a small square or rectangle of rich usually chocolate cake often containing nuts

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Examples of brownie in a Sentence

some people believe that brownies will clean your house if you leave them milk

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Popular flavors include Nothing But Joy (coconut, chocolate chips and almonds) and the Brookie, a hybrid of a brownie and a cookie. Allison Bagley, Houston Chronicle, "Young entrepreneurs grow business acumen at farmers’ markets," 13 June 2018 So rich, chewy, dense, and thick — like eating brownie batter. Kara Baskin,, "The best flavors of ice cream at Toscanini’s," 29 May 2018 During a recent visit, the bakery’s display case overflowed with a bounty of gluten-free goodies: Pistachio pound cake, lemon angel food cake, vegan oatmeal cookies, flourless hazelnut brownies and raspberry almond scones. Amanda M. Fairbanks, San Francisco Chronicle, "Meet the baker behind Marin’s first gluten-free bakery," 17 May 2018 As sales of Smucker brands like Folgers coffee and Pillsbury brownie mix have fallen in recent years, pet food has helped drive growth. Annie Gasparro, WSJ, "Smucker to Buy Parent of Pet-Food Maker Nutrish," 4 Apr. 2018 What resulted were bliss balls that, in the best way possible, tastes almost exactly like brownie batter without the stomach ache from all the raw eggs, sugar, and oil. Molly Baz, Bon Appetit, "These Chocolate Tahini Bliss Balls Are Perfect for Breakfast, Snacking, AND Dessert," 15 Mar. 2018 Step 1: Pour brownie-mix batter into a pan ($1 for a 18-ounce package, and pop it in the oven as directed. Susan Westmoreland, Good Housekeeping, "Sweet Valentine's Day Brownies You Can Bake in Minutes," 1 Feb. 2018 Yep, that's chocolate chip... cookie dough... brownie bites. Kaitlin Menza, Redbook, "Bring These Crowd-Pleasing Cookie Dough Brownie Bites to Your Next Party," 9 Dec. 2014 Hemp can be used through various ways: smoking; consuming in edibles, such as brownies, cookies or candy bars; and extracted oils. Karen Pilarski, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "Six things you might be asking about hemp," 13 July 2018

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First Known Use of brownie

circa 1500, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for brownie

brown entry 1

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English Language Learners Definition of brownie

Brownie : a member of an organization of Girl Scouts or Girl Guides for girls ages 7 through 10

: a short, square piece of rich, chocolate cake that often contains nuts


brown·ie | \ ˈbrau̇-nē \

Kids Definition of brownie

1 : a small square piece of chewy chocolate cake

2 capitalized : a member of a program of the Girl Scouts for girls in the first through third grades in school

3 : a cheerful elf believed to perform helpful services at night

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