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pebble

1pebble

noun peb·ble \ˈpe-bəl\

: a small, round stone; especially : one that has been made smooth by the movement of water

Full Definition of PEBBLE

1
:  a small usually rounded stone especially when worn by the action of water
2
:  transparent and colorless quartz :  rock crystal
3
:  an irregular, crinkled, or grainy surface
peb·bly \-b(ə-)lē\ adjective

Origin of PEBBLE

Middle English pobble, from Old English papolstān, from papol- (of unknown origin) + stān stone
First Known Use: 14th century

Other Geology Terms

anthracite, boulder, cwm, erratic, igneous, intrusive, mesa, sedimentary, silt, swale

Rhymes with PEBBLE

2pebble

verb
peb·bledpeb·bling \-b(ə-)liŋ\

Definition of PEBBLE

transitive verb
1
:  to pelt with pebbles
2
:  to pave or cover with pebbles or something resembling pebbles
3
:  to grain (as leather) so as to produce a rough and irregularly indented surface

First Known Use of PEBBLE

1605

Rhymes with PEBBLE

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