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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.
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Brown Owl Gaynor Satherley, from the Brownie Guides 1st Whittington group said: "It is really exciting time, especially for the girls.
BROWNIE guides got a helping hand fundraising thanks to the efforts of staff at their local Wilko store.
IN April 1984 a quiet trip over the Transporter Bridge on the River Tees turned into a tea party for Middlesbrough mayor, councillor Chris Atkin, and mayoress Mary Atkin when Brownie Guides decided to brew-up as part of their national tea-making fortnight.