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brown·ie

 (brou′nē)
n.
1. Brownie A member of the Girl Scouts from six through eight years of age.
2. A bar of moist, usually chocolate cake, often with nuts.
3. A small sprite thought to do helpful work at night.
4. A brown trout.

[Sense 3, from the notion of the sprite as a tiny brown man.]

brownie

(ˈbraʊnɪ)
n
1. (European Myth & Legend) (in folklore) an elf said to do helpful work at night, esp household chores
2. (Cookery) a small square dense chocolate cake
3. (Cookery) history Austral a bread made with currants
[C16: diminutive of brown (that is, a small brown man)]

Brownie

(ˈbraʊnɪ)
n
1. another name for Brownie Guide
2. (Photography) trademark (formerly) a popular make of simple box camera

brown•ie

(ˈbraʊ ni)

n.
1. a good-natured elf who secretly helps at night with household chores.
2. a square piece of dense, chewy cake, usu. chocolate with nuts.
3. (sometimes cap.) a member of the division of the Girl Scouts or the Girl Guides for girls 6–8 years old.
[1505–15; brown + -ie; in folkloric sense, orig. Scots]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.Brownie - a junior Girl Scout
Girl Scout - a girl who is a member of the Girl Scouts
2.brownie - (folklore) fairies that are somewhat mischievousbrownie - (folklore) fairies that are somewhat mischievous
folklore - the unwritten lore (stories and proverbs and riddles and songs) of a culture
faerie, faery, fairy, fay, sprite - a small being, human in form, playful and having magical powers
leprechaun - a mischievous elf in Irish folklore
sandman - an elf in fairy stories who sprinkles sand in children's eyes to make them sleepy
3.brownie - square or bar of very rich chocolate cake usually with nuts
cookie, cooky, biscuit - any of various small flat sweet cakes (`biscuit' is the British term)
Translations
فَتاةٌ مُرْشِدَةٌ في الكَشّافَهكَعْكَةُ شوكولاطَه وَجوز حُلْوَه
oříškové sušenkysvětluška
Blåmejsechokoladekagepigespejder
sudarisudenpentu
csokikis leánycserkész
ljósálfur, kvenskátisúkkulaîikaka meî hnetum
jaunesnioji skautėšokoladinis pyragaitis
guntiņašokolādes kūka ar riekstiem
čokoládový koláč s orieškamivčielka
fındıklı ve çikolatalı kekkız izci

brownie

[ˈbraʊnɪ] N
1. (= fairy) → duende m
2. (also Brownie Guide) → niña f exploradora
to earn or win Brownie points (hum) → apuntarse tantos a favor, hacer méritos
3. (US) (= cookie) → pastelillo m de chocolate y nueces

Brownie

[ˈbraʊni] n (= junior guide) → jeannette f éclaireuse (cadette)
the Brownies → les jeannettes

brownie

[ˈbraʊni] n (= cake) → brownie mbrownie point nbon point m
to score brownie points → se faire bien voir

brownie

n
(= chocolate cake) kleiner Schokoladenkuchen
(= fairy)Heinzelmännchen nt
Brownie (in Guide Movement) → Wichtel m

Brownie

[ˈbraʊnɪ] ncoccinella (scout), giovane esploratrice f

brownie

(ˈbrauni) noun
1. (with capital. short for Brownie Guide) a junior Girl Guide.
2. (American) a sweet chocolate and nut cake.
References in classic literature ?
I find you rather alarming, when I examine you close at hand: you talk of my being a fairy, but I am sure, you are more like a brownie.
At last he besought the silent Brownie earnestly to tell him whither she had gone.
O let me go to her," prayed Thistle; "if she is in sorrow, I will comfort her, and show my gratitude for all she has done for me: dear Brownie, set me free, and when she is found I will come and be your prisoner again.
To others he appears as a beautiful fairy, or a brownie, or in any other form that pleases him.
The volume was "Ivanhoe," and Jim was in the great archery scene at the tournament, but suffered much interruption from Ben, who had fetched his own old bow and arrows, and was making himself dreadfully disagreeable, Letty thought, by begging all present to observe his random shots, which no one wished to do except Brownie, the active-minded but probably shallow mongrel, while the grizzled Newfoundland lying in the sun looked on with the dull-eyed neutrality of extreme old age.
Ben, bouncing across the grass with Brownie at his heels, and seeing the kitten dragging the knitting by a lengthening line of wool, shouted and clapped his hands; Brownie barked, the kitten, desperate, jumped on the tea-table and upset the milk, then jumped down again and swept half the cherries with it; and Ben, snatching up the half-knitted sock-top, fitted it over the kitten's head as a new source of madness, while Letty arriving cried out to her mother against this cruelty--it was a history as full of sensation as "This is the house that Jack built.
At first this little damsel was afraid of Maimie, who most kindly went to her aid, but soon she sat in her hand chatting gaily and explaining that her name was Brownie, and that though only a poor street singer she was on her way to the ball to see if the Duke would have her.
I see you think I have no chance," Brownie said falteringly.
Well, they were looking very undancy indeed, when sudden laughter broke out among the onlookers, caused by Brownie, who had just arrived and was insisting on her right to be presented to the Duke.
To the carriage, instead of the restive Raven, they had harnessed, thanks to the representations of Marya Philimonovna, the bailiff's horse, Brownie, and Darya Alexandrovna, delayed by anxiety over her own attire, came out and got in, dressed in a white muslin gown.
The new frocks were taken off, and orders were given for the little girls to have their blouses put on, and the boys their old jackets, and the wagonette to be harnessed; with Brownie, to the bailiff's annoyance, again in the shafts, to drive out for mushroom picking and bathing.
In school hours he stored his mind with the grand grave tales of the Bible, and with the stately English of Addison; out of school hours he listened to the tales and songs of an old woman who sang to him, or told him stories of fairies and brownies, of witches and warlocks, of giants, enchanted towns, dragons, and what not.