a fossil or other oddly shaped stone or crystal.
a stone arrowhead.
a megalith or other stone monument of ancient origin.
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- fairy lily,
- fairy penguin,
- fairy primrose,
- fairy ring,
- fairy shrimp,
- fairy story,
- fairy swallow,
- fairy tale,
Origin of fairy stone
First recorded in 1785–95
Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019
Examples from the Web for fairy stone
I have a singularly-shaped soapstone ornament, taken from an Indian grave, whose perforation indicates the 'fairy-stone.'