Ancaster stone

noun

An·​cas·​ter stone ˈan-ˌka-stər- How to pronounce Ancaster stone (audio)
ˈaŋ-
: a type of limestone quarried in Britain and sometimes used for building
… a perfect Restoration house, built in 1685 of gray Ancaster stone now weathered to a gentle gold …Elizabeth Lambert Ortiz, Gourmet, December 1982

Word History

Etymology

from the village of Ancaster, Lincolnshire, England, near where it is quarried

First Known Use

1826, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of Ancaster stone was in 1826

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“Ancaster stone.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Ancaster%20stone. Accessed 12 Jul. 2024.

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