starling stone

noun

Definition of starling stone

: the petrified stem of a fossil fern (genus Psaronius) that shows in a polished cross section markings resembling those on the feathers of a starling

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“Starling stone.” The Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/starling%20stone. Accessed 15 December 2019.

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