soapstone

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noun soap·stone \ˈsōp-ˌstōn\

Definition of soapstone

  1. :  a soft stone having a soapy feel and composed essentially of talc, chlorite, and often some magnetite

Circa 1681

First Known Use of soapstone

circa 1681


SOAPSTONE Defined for English Language Learners

soapstone

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noun soap·stone \ˈsōp-ˌstōn\

Definition of soapstone for English Language Learners

  • : a type of soft stone that feels like soap


SOAPSTONE Defined for Kids

soapstone

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noun soap·stone \ˈsōp-ˌstōn\

Definition of soapstone for Students

  1. :  a soft stone that has a soapy or greasy feeling


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