brown·​ie | \ ˈbrau̇-nē How to pronounce brownie (audio) \

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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The waffle cones, brownies and cookies featured in various ice cream treats are all made at the shop, which also offers a menu of light lunch specials from soups and quesadillas to paninis. Deborah Hornblow,, "The Big Chill: Here’s the scoop on some of the coolest ice cream," 3 July 2019 An astronaut’s diet involves a lot of rehydrated power foods, but there’s also comfort foods like brownies and peanut butter and jelly sandwiches available. Daniel Oberhaus, WIRED, "Here’s What a $52 Million Ticket to the ISS Will Get You," 11 June 2019 Slow roast grounds with vegetables and meat to highlight their earthiness, and pair them with chocolate in brownies and overnight oats to tame their bitterness. Audrey Bruno, SELF, "16 Recipes That Prove Ground Coffee Makes a Delicious Seasoning," 21 Mar. 2019 And dads who crave classic chocolate desserts will be so grateful for a batch of these double chocolate fudgy walnut brownies. Genevieve Ko,, "Five recipes for Father's Day," 14 June 2019 Elsewhere, cannabis plants buried with the dead may be a sign that people ate parts of the plant for a similar effect (although brownies wouldn’t be invented for millennia). Kiona N. Smith, Ars Technica, "Oldest evidence of cannabis smoking found in ancient Chinese cemetery," 12 June 2019 Cast-iron skillets are a perfect vessel for any number of baked sweets, from cobblers to brownies, and are attractive enough to easily go from the oven to the table. Kari Sonde, Washington Post, "7 sweet treats that taste better in a cast-iron pan," 10 June 2019 Regulations should require manufacturers to make products that deliver uniform doses throughout an entire batch of brownies or risk some portions delivering more THC — the ingredient that delivers the high — than other parts, Vandrey said. Doug Donovan,, "When are cookies or brownies not 'food?' When they've got marijuana in them, Maryland regulators say," 5 June 2019 Sprinkle with unsweetened cocoa /> Nutritional information is based on a 1 brownie bite. Cheryl Slocum, Country Living, "Malted Milk Brownie Bites," 4 Nov. 2010

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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

: 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 How to pronounce brownie (audio) \

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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