n.Note: A variant spelling of, and derived from, the verb “browse.” The Oxford English Dictionary has this term dated to 1552. «Hiram said the winter of 1833 was bad for working out so they didn’t get much of the clearing done. They fed the cattle by chopping down brush and saplings for “brouse,” as it was called.» —“This and That: Pioneer Life for the young folks” by Helen Kaverman Delphos Herald (Ohio) May 19, 2008. (source: Double-Tongued Dictionary)

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