stannary

noun
stan·​na·​ry | \ ˈsta-nə-rē How to pronounce stannary (audio) \
plural stannaries

Definition of stannary

: any of the regions in England containing establishments for the working of tin usually used in plural

First Known Use of stannary

15th century, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for stannary

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

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“Stannary.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/stannary. Accessed 25 Nov. 2020.

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