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eaglestone

[ ee-guhl-stohn ]
/ ˈi gəlˌstoʊn /
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noun
a concretionary lump of ironstone about the size of a walnut, formerly believed to be carried by eagles to their nests as a magical aid in laying eggs.
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Origin of eaglestone

First recorded in 1595–1605; eagle + stone

Words nearby eaglestone

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British Dictionary definitions for eaglestone

eaglestone
/ (ˈiːɡəlˌstəʊn) /

noun
a hollow oval nodule of clay ironstone, formerly thought to have magical properties
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