rot·​ten·​stone ˈrä-tᵊn-ˌstōn How to pronounce rottenstone (audio)
: a decomposed siliceous limestone used for polishing

Word History

First Known Use

1677, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of rottenstone was in 1677

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“Rottenstone.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 15 Apr. 2024.

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