brownstone

noun brown·stone \ -ˌstōn \
Updated on: 11 Dec 2017

Definition of brownstone

1 : a reddish-brown sandstone used for building
2 : a dwelling faced with brownstone

Examples of brownstone in a Sentence

  1. She lives in a beautiful brownstone in Manhattan.

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First Known Use of brownstone

1846


BROWNSTONE Defined for English Language Learners

brownstone

noun

Definition of brownstone for English Language Learners

  • : a reddish-brown type of stone that is used for building

  • : a house that is covered with a layer of brownstone


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