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Meaning of brownstone

brown•stone

Pronunciation: (broun'stōn"), [key]
— n.
  1. a reddish-brown sandstone, used extensively as a building material.
  2. Also calleda building, esp. a row house, fronted with this stone.
—adj.
  1. belonging or pertaining to the well-to-do class.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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