Scotch pebble

noun

Definition of Scotch pebble

: a pebble of cryptocrystalline quartz (as agate or chalcedony) found in Scotland and used for ornament after being cut and polished

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First Known Use of Scotch pebble

1752, in the meaning defined above

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“Scotch pebble.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Scotch%20pebble. Accessed 21 Jan. 2022.

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