rottenstone

noun
rot·​ten·​stone | \ ˈrä-tᵊn-ˌstōn How to pronounce rottenstone (audio) \

Definition of rottenstone

: a decomposed siliceous limestone used for polishing

First Known Use of rottenstone

1677, in the meaning defined above

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“Rottenstone.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/rottenstone. Accessed 3 Jul. 2020.

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