whinstone

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noun whin·stone \ˈhwin-ˌstōn, ˈwin-\

Definition of whinstone

chiefly British

  1. :  basaltic rock :  trap; also :  any of various other dark resistant rocks (as chert)

Origin and Etymology of whinstone

whin, a hard rock


First Known Use: 1513


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