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Browsed vs Trowsed - What's the difference?

browsed | trowsed |

As a verb browsed

is (browse).

As an adjective trowsed is

(obsolete) wearing trousers.




  • (browse)

  • browse



  • To scan, to casually look through in order to find items of interest, especially without knowledge of what to look for beforehand.
  • To move about while sampling, such as with food or products on display.
  • (computing) To navigate through hyperlinked documents on a computer, usually with a browser.
  • (of an animal) To move about while eating parts of plants, especially plants other than pasture, such as shrubs or trees.
  • To feed on, as pasture; to pasture on; to graze.
  • * Tennyson
  • Fields browsed by deep-uddered kine.

    Derived terms

    * browser * browsable


    (en noun)
  • Young shoots and twigs.
  • * 1590 , (Edmund Spenser), The Faerie Queene , III.10:
  • And with their horned feet the greene gras wore, / The whiles their Gotes upon the brouzes fedd
  • * Dryden
  • Sheep, goats, and oxen, and the nobler steed, / On browse , and corn, and flowery meadows feed.
  • Fodder for cattle and other animals.
  • * Texas Parks and Wildlife Service, 2007
  • In the Panhandle Area, bison eat browse that includes mesquite and elm.
  • * Colorado State Forest Service, 1997
  • Also, when planting to provide a source of browse for wintering deer and elk, protect seedlings from browsing during the first several years; an electric fence enclosure can offer effective protection.


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  • (obsolete) Wearing trousers.
  • Synonyms

    * trousered (Webster 1913)