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china stone

noun
  1. a type of kaolinized granitic rock containing unaltered plagioclase
  2. any of certain limestones having a very fine grain and smooth texture
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  • Semi-decomposed varieties of the granite are known as china-stone.

    Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 6, Slice 4

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