burstone

or buhr·stone, burr·stone

[ bur-stohn ]
/ ˈbɜrˌstoʊn /
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noun

any of various siliceous rocks used for millstones.
a millstone of such material.

Nearby words

  1. burst with,
  2. burster,
  3. bursting,
  4. bursting point,
  5. bursting strength,
  6. burt,
  7. burthen,
  8. burton,
  9. burton upon trent,
  10. burton, harold hitz

Origin of burstone


Also called buhr, burr.

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British Dictionary definitions for burstone

burstone

/ (ˈbɜːˌstəʊn) /

noun

a variant spelling of buhrstone
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