stan·​na·​ry ˈsta-nə-rē How to pronounce stannary (audio)
plural stannaries
: any of the regions in England containing establishments for the working of tin
usually used in plural

Word History


Middle English stannarie, from Medieval Latin stannaria tin mine, from Late Latin stannum tin

First Known Use

15th century, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of stannary was in the 15th century

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Cite this Entry

“Stannary.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 31 Mar. 2023.

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