Caen stone

\ ˈkäⁿ-, ˈkān-\

Definition of Caen stone

1 : a yellowish limestone marked with a rippled figure

Love words?

You must — there are over 200,000 words in our free online dictionary, but you are looking for one that’s only in the Merriam-Webster Unabridged Dictionary.

Start your free trial today and get unlimited access to America's largest dictionary, with:

  • More than 250,000 words that aren't in our free dictionary
  • Expanded definitions, etymologies, and usage notes
  • Advanced search features
  • Ad free!

First Known Use of Caen stone

15th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for Caen stone

Caen, city in Normandy, France, near which it is found

Keep scrolling for more

Learn More about Caen stone

Statistics for Caen stone

Look-up Popularity

Time Traveler for Caen stone

The first known use of Caen stone was in the 15th century

See more words from the same century

Comments on Caen stone

What made you want to look up Caen stone? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).


showing great care, attention, and effort

Get Word of the Day daily email!

Test Your Vocabulary

Finance Words Quiz

  • a-piggy-bank
  • The etymology of mortgage is related most closely to which two words?
How Strong Is Your Vocabulary?

Test your vocabulary with our 10-question quiz!


Test Your Knowledge - and learn some interesting things along the way.

Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!