Ancaster stone

noun An·cas·ter stone \ˈan-ˌka-stər-, ˈaŋ-\

Definition of Ancaster stone

  1. :  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

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Origin and Etymology of ancaster stone

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

First Known Use: 1826

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