iron·​stone | \ ˈī(-ə)rn-ˌstōn How to pronounce ironstone (audio) \

Definition of ironstone

1 : a hard sedimentary rock rich in iron especially : a siderite in a coal region

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Recent Examples on the Web This piece is ironstone, with a transfer decoration applied under the glaze. oregonlive, "Could George and Martha Washington have owned this platter? Today’s Collectibles," 2 June 2020 An ironstone quarry and active farmlands are also on-site. Erica Gonzales, Harper's BAZAAR, "Prince Harry and Meghan Markle Reportedly Leased a New Home in the Romantic Countryside," 30 May 2018 Staffordshire made ironstone specifically for the American market. John Benson,, "Cleveland man cited for open container and drug abuse: Seven Hills Police Blotter," 22 Mar. 2018 Pair curvy pewter and ironstone or ceramic tureens with leggy candlesticks and tiny gourds (which happen to make sweet bottle stoppers). Martha Stewart, star-telegram, "Tips for creating the perfect Thanksgiving table," 1 Nov. 2017 Adding to the charm: Ironstone is in cozy Gold Rush-era Murphys, a Sierra Foothills town with plenty of good restaurants, wineries and shops. The amphitheater season opens June 10. Jim Harrington, The Mercury News, "5 epic California road trips for music lovers," 28 May 2017 Using two vessels—an ironstone pitcher and a vintage vase— Lindsey Taylor, WSJ, "A Floral Riff on a Whistler Portrait," 13 Jan. 2017

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First Known Use of ironstone

1522, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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“Ironstone.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 27 Jan. 2021.

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