Definition of Brownie

1. Noun. A junior Girl Scout.

Generic synonyms: Girl Scout

2. Noun. (folklore) fairies that are somewhat mischievous.
Exact synonyms: Elf, Gremlin, Hob, Imp, Pixie, Pixy
Category relationships: Folklore
Generic synonyms: Faerie, Faery, Fairy, Fay, Sprite
Specialized synonyms: Leprechaun, Sandman

3. Noun. Square or bar of very rich chocolate cake usually with nuts.
Generic synonyms: Biscuit, Cookie, Cooky

Definition of Brownie

1. n. An imaginary good- natured spirit, who was supposed often to perform important services around the house by night, such as thrashing, churning, sweeping.

Definition of Brownie

1. Noun. (context Britain Canada Australia) A junior Girl Guide. ¹

2. Noun. (US) A junior Girl Scout. ¹

3. Noun. A small square piece of rich cake, usually made with chocolate. ¹

4. Noun. (context: folklore) A mythical creature, a helpful elf who would do people?s housework for them. ¹

5. Noun. (context: paganism) A household spirit or revered ancestor. ¹

6. Noun. (Australia New Zealand) (colloquial) A tall, long-necked beer bottle, made from brown coloured glass. ¹

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Definition of Brownie

1. a small sprite [n -S]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Brownie

browned off
browned out
brownian-Zsigmondy movement
brownian movement
brownie mix
browning out
brownish yellow

Literary usage of Brownie

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1. Bulletin by United States Bureau of Plant Industry, Division of Plant Industry, Queensland (1907)
"The Baird variety is readily distinguished from the Brownie by its slightly larger and more flattened deep brown seeds. The pods also are distinctly larger ..."

2. The Poets and Poetry of Scotland: From the Earliest to the Present Time by James Grant Wilson (1876)
"The Brownie of ... Wahl venture doun the glen, For feir that lie micht heir or see The Brownie of ... But Brownie was na far to seeke, For weil he heard ..."

3. The Art-literature Readers by Eulalie Osgood Grover, Frances Elizabeth Chutter (1909)
"ADVENTURES OF A Brownie I There was once a little Brownie who lived in a coal-cellar. Now a coal-cellar may seem a most curious place to choose to live in; ..."

4. The Fairy Mythology: Illustrative of the Romance and Superstition of Various by Thomas Keightley (1905)
"A Brownie once lived with Maxwell, Laird of Dalswinton, ... In all her love affairs Brownie was her confidant and assistant ; when she was married, ..."

5. A Thousand Days in the Arctic by Frederick George Jackson (1899)
"Brownie," poor beast, goes very indifferently and lay down several times, and only by incessant urging can I get her along ''Brownie,' POOR BEAST, ..."

6. Heart Songs and Home Songs by Denis Aloysius McCarthy (1916)
"Brownie TVT ANY girls are stately, many girls are tall; •!•»•*• I admire them greatly, I admire them all; Girls in the East there be and girls in the West, ..."

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