brownie

noun
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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The exception to this was the silkworms, which Yoon used in brownies that had a very distinctive taste—the rich earthiness of the insect mixed with the chocolate. John Timmer, Ars Technica, "Ars eats more bugs, finds a few we like," 30 Sep. 2018 Not any souped up fancy ones with M&Ms or any weight-loss brownies. Eric Johnson, Recode, "The internet’s favorite Goop critic Dr. Jen Gunter says ‘medical conspiracy theories’ are running amok online," 20 Aug. 2018 Of course: bread pudding, clafoutis — and brownies. latimes.com, "Brownies on the grill, vampiros in the truck," 7 July 2018 The key to making the white stripes and stars on top of her moist brownie cake is to roll some of the fruit in powdered sugar. People Staff, PEOPLE.com, "PEOPLE's 35 Best Red, White and Blue Recipes to Make for July 4th," 25 June 2018 Accordingly, the product is designed to seem maximally non-threatening: single-serve and available in flavors like birthday cake and brownie. Angela Chen, The Verge, "Weed and luxury in Las Vegas," 15 Nov. 2018 But the appearance of tahini shortbread cookies, tahini brownies, and halvah sundaes at restaurants helped boost tahini out of the hummus bowl and into the pastry case. Claire Saffitz, Bon Appetit, "Swirled Sesame Tea Cake," 26 Mar. 2018 Claire runs a bakery called Violet, which is located in East London but sells American-style treats cupcakes, brownies, and other pastries. Victoria Rodriguez, Seventeen, "Here's Everything We Know About Prince Harry and Meghan Markle’s Relationship So Far," 31 May 2018 There’s also caramel fudge brownie, white mint chip and Madagascar bourbon vanilla. Matthew Diebel, USA TODAY, "New Jersey farm launches ham-flavored ice cream," 3 May 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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brownie

noun

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

brownie

noun
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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