pipe·​stone ˈpīp-ˌstōn How to pronounce pipestone (audio)
: a pink or mottled pink-and-white argillaceous stone used especially by American Indians to make carved objects (such as tobacco pipes)

Examples of pipestone in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Native American craftspeople will continue to demonstrate pipestone carving and share their cultural history with visitors to the national monument. San Diego Union-Tribune, 23 Sep. 2019 Ending all pipestone sales would require protection of the stone by Congress. Leah Ward, Twin Cities, 19 Sep. 2019

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Word History

First Known Use

1804, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of pipestone was in 1804

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“Pipestone.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/pipestone. Accessed 2 Oct. 2023.

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