As brown as a berry

Posted by David FG on February 16, 2005

In Reply to: As brown as a berry posted by Bruce Kahl on February 14, 2005

: : from Chaucer, what is he referring to

: It is a simile.
: I spent so much time in the sun that I am now as brown as a berry.

It is, but it is slightly odd as (off the top of the head)I can't think of a berry that is actually brown. Red, blue, black, yellow, white... but none brown.