buhrstone

[bur-stohn]

burstone

or buhr·stone, burr·stone

[bur-stohn]
noun
  1. any of various siliceous rocks used for millstones.
  2. a millstone of such material.

Origin of burstone

Also called buhr, burr.
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British Dictionary definitions for buhrstone

buhrstone

burstone or burrstone

noun
  1. a hard tough rock containing silica, fossils, and cavities, formerly used as a grindstone
  2. a grindstone or millstone made of this rock

Word Origin for buhrstone

C18 burr, perhaps identical to burr 1 (alluding to roughness)

burstone

noun
  1. a variant spelling of buhrstone
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