Caen stone

\ ˈkäⁿ-, ˈkān- \

Definition of Caen stone

1 : a yellowish limestone marked with a rippled figure

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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

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“Caen stone.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 8 Mar. 2021.

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