whinstone

noun

whin·​stone ˈ(h)win-ˌstōn How to pronounce whinstone (audio)
chiefly British
: basaltic rock : traprock
also : any of various other dark resistant rocks (such as chert)

Word History

Etymology

whin, a hard rock

First Known Use

1513, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of whinstone was in 1513

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Cite this Entry

“Whinstone.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/whinstone. Accessed 24 Feb. 2024.

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