one of a breed of brownish dairy cattle raised originally in Switzerland.
a white moth, Nygmia phaerrhoea, having a brown tuft at the end of the abdomen, the larvae of which feed on the foliage of various shade and fruit trees. Historical Examples Natural Wonders Edwin Tenney Brewster noun a small brown-and-white European moth, Euproctis phaeorrhoea, naturalized in the eastern US where it causes damage to shade […]
a common large songbird, Toxostoma rufum, of the eastern U.S., having reddish-brown plumage.
a common trout, Salmo trutta, of northern European streams. noun a common brownish variety of the trout Salmo trutta that occurs in the rivers of N Europe and has been successfully introduced in North America Compare sea trout (sense 1)
brown versus board of education Brown versus Board of Education (Brown decision) Note: The Brown decision had an enormous effect on education throughout the country, not only in places where segregated schools were established by law, but also on school systems in which there was de facto segregation. The federal government, in the years that […]