BROWN-STONE

brownstone

[broun-stohn]
noun
1.
a reddish-brown sandstone, used extensively as a building material.
2.
Also called brownstone front. a building, especially a row house, fronted with this stone.
adjective
3.
Archaic. belonging or pertaining to the well-to-do class.

Origin:
1830–40; brown + stone

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brownstone (ˈbraʊnˌstəʊn)
 
n
1.  a reddish-brown iron-rich sandstone used for building
2.  a house built of or faced with this stone

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