camstone

noun
cam·​stone | \ ˈkämzˌtōn, -mˌst- \
variants: or camstane \ -​ān \
plural -s

Definition of camstone

1 Scottish : a limestone containing much clay
2 Scottish : pipe clay used to whiten hearths or doorsteps

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History and Etymology for camstone

Scots cam pipeclay (from Middle English calm limestone) + English stone or Scots stane, variant of England stone

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“Camstone.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/camstone. Accessed 19 Jan. 2022.

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