Saint Cuthbert's beads

plural noun
Saint Cuth·​bert's beads | \ -ˈkəthbə(r)ts- \

Definition of Saint Cuthbert's beads

: joints of fossil crinoid stems

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History and Etymology for Saint Cuthbert's beads

after St. Cuthbert †687 English monk

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“Saint Cuthbert's beads.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 23 Oct. 2020.

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