whinstone

noun
whin·​stone | \ ˈ(h)win-ˌstōn How to pronounce whinstone (audio) \

Definition of whinstone

chiefly British
: basaltic rock : trap also : any of various other dark resistant rocks (such as chert)

First Known Use of whinstone

1513, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for whinstone

whin, a hard rock

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“Whinstone.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/whinstone. Accessed 7 Jul. 2020.

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