brains

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brains

  1. plural of brain
  2. (plural only) The substance of a brain, the skull contents.
    • Shakespeare, Macbeth:
      I would, while it was smiling in my face,
      Have pluck'd my nipple from his boneless gums,
      And dash'd the brains out, had I so sworn as you
      Have done to this.
  3. (plural only, informal) intelligence; aptitude; mental capability.
  4. (plural only) The brain of one or more animals used as food.

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