Ancaster stone


An·​cas·​ter stone ˈan-ˌka-stər- How to pronounce Ancaster stone (audio)
: 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


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.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 12 Jul. 2024.

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