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  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Brownie  \Brown"ie\,  n.  [So  called  from  its  supposed  tawny  or 
  swarthy  color.] 
  An  imaginary  good-natured  spirit,  who  was  supposed  often  to 
  perform  important  services  around  the  house  by  night,  such  as 
  thrashing,  churning,  sweeping.  [Scot.] 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  brownie 
  n  1:  (folklore)  fairies  that  are  somewhat  mischievous  [syn:  {elf}, 
  {hob},  {gremlin},  {pixie},  {pixy},  {imp}] 
  2:  square  or  bar  of  very  rich  chocolate  cake  usually  with  nuts 




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