One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
Late 16th century; earliest use found in Edmund Spenser (?1552–1599), poet and administrator in Ireland. From black + browed. In black-browed albatross after scientific Latin Diomedea melanophris, in which melanophris is from Hellenistic Greek μελάνοϕρυς dark-browed.
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