brownstone

EnglishEdit

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EtymologyEdit

from brown + stone

NounEdit

brownstone (countable and uncountable, plural brownstones)

  1. (uncountable) A variety of brown to red-brown sandstone once popular as a building material.
  2. (countable) A row house built of brownstone, especially in New York City.
    A Manhattan brownstone
    We tried to buy a Brooklyn brownstone that needed some work, but couldn’t make the down payment.

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Last modified on 26 August 2013, at 14:50