eaglestone

[ ee-guh l-stohn ]
/ ˈi gəlˌstoʊn /

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.

Nearby words

  1. eagle pass,
  2. eagle ray,
  3. eagle scout,
  4. eagle-eyed,
  5. eagle-hawk,
  6. eaglet,
  7. eaglewood,
  8. eagre,
  9. eak,
  10. eakins

Origin of eaglestone

First recorded in 1595–1605; eagle + stone

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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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