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cherrystone

[cher-ee-stohn]
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noun
  1. the one-seeded smooth stone of the cherry.
  2. the quahog, Venus mercenaria, when larger than a littleneck.
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Origin of cherrystone

First recorded in 1300–50, cherrystone is from the Middle English word cheriston. See cherry, stone
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mollusklittleneckquahogcherrystone

Examples from the Web for cherrystone

Historical Examples

  • This when cracked held a cherrystone, inside the cherrystone was a grain of wheat, and in the wheat a millet-seed.

    Childhood's Favorites and Fairy Stories

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  • Mr. Neale kindly offered to meet me at Cherrystone landing and take me to his house, but I shall decline in your favour.