Definition of brown holland in English:

brown holland

noun

  • Unbleached holland linen.

    • ‘Less perilous but equally disagreeable was a visit to an unspeakably dirty harem - ‘I had only a brown holland galabieh and high riding-boots to the knee, but twenty fleas were discovered thereon’.’
    • ‘The doctor had no flannels, but he had brought a brown holland umbrella lined with green that he had acquired long ago in Algiers, and this served to give him something of the riverside quality.’
    • ‘In brown holland blouse and sleeves rolled up to the elbows, he looked like a painter who has just laid down his brushes.’