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 chocolate tart’s brownie-like texture was touched with smoke and the earthy kiss of beet-prune jam. Craig Laban,, "At Cadence, bold new culinary talents cook with the seasons," 1 June 2018 On Tuesday, May 8, visit any Häagen Dazs store between 4 and 8 p.m. and receive a free mini cone filled with a scoop of any of their ice cream flavors, like cookies and cream and banana chocolate brownie. Madison Roberts,, "Häagen Dazs Is Giving Away Free Ice Cream Tomorrow—Here's How to Get It," 7 May 2018 Keller's Ad Hoc restaurant in Yountville serves a delectable Peruvian chocolate pudding with dark chocolate brownie crumbs. Debbie Arrington, sacbee, "Thomas Keller thinks he perfected chocolate by adding this unusual ingredient | The Sacramento Bee," 6 May 2018 Cincinnatians can get their hands on new s'mores and dark chocolate brownie ice cream on Thursday. Polly Campbell,, "Graeter’s Ice Cream debuts two new chocolatey flavors," 1 Mar. 2018 Molten, gluten-free chocolate brownies made in the cutest, tiniest little skillets. The Good Housekeeping Test Kitchen, Good Housekeeping, "Molten Chocolate Skillet Brownies," 24 Feb. 2017 Classic walnut brownies full of texture, creamy chocolate fudge, and fluffy mini marshmallows (pictured, bottom). Cheryl Slocum, Country Living, "Rocky Road Brownies," 4 Nov. 2010 Dogs and cats are indulging in cannabis as well, and not just by getting into their owners’ weed brownies. Peter Haldeman, New York Times, "The Secret Price of Pets," 4 July 2018 Desserts include Southern pecan pie, a loaded fudge brownie, bourbon bread pudding and red velvet cake. Philip Potempa, Daily Southtown, "Guide to outdoor dining in Chicago suburbs: Tribes Alehouse in Tinley Park," 11 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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