Having thick, prominent or projecting eyebrows.
[Middle English bitel-brouwed , having grim brows, sullen, perhaps from bitil, betil, bug, beetle (from the resemblance of a pair of thick eyebrows to the tufted antennae of a cockchafer); see BEETLE1, or from bitel, sharp (probably from Old English *bitol, biting, from Old English bite, bite); see BIT2 + brouwed (from brow, brow; see BROW).]
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