brown|stone [ `braun,stoun ] noun
1. ) count a building made of red-brown stone, especially one built in the U.S. in the past:
He lives in a brownstone in Brooklyn.
2. ) uncount a type of red-brown stone, often used for building:
The original structure was built from brownstone in 1862.

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