What does brownstone mean?

brownstone meaning in General Dictionary

A dark selection of sandstone a lot useful for building functions

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  • a reddish brown sandstone; used in structures
  • a-row household built of brownstone; reddish-brown in shade
  • A dark selection of sandstone, a lot utilized for building functions.

brownstone meaning in Etymology Dictionary

"dark sandstone," 1858, from brown (adj.) + rock (n.). As "house or building fronted with brownstone" from 1948.

brownstone meaning in General Dictionary

(n.) A dark variety of sandstone, much useful for building purposes.

Sentence Examples with the word brownstone

Limestone, brownstone and brick-clay also abound in the vicinity; and besides mines and quarries, the city has extensive manufactories of iron, steel, chains, and nuts and bolts.

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