Pronunciation: (brOO'nō; for 1, 3 also It. brOO'nô), [key]
1. Gior•da•no Pronunciation: (jôr-dä'nô), [key] 1548?–1600, Italian philosopher.
2. Saint, c1030–1101, German ecclesiastical writer: founder of the Carthusian order.
3. a male given name: from a Germanic word meaning “brown.”
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