[ hahrth-stohn ]
/ ˈhɑrθˌstoʊn /


a stone forming a hearth.
home; fireside; hearth.
a soft stone, or a preparation of powdered stone and clay, used to whiten or scour hearths, steps, floors, etc.

Origin of hearthstone

First recorded in 1275–1325, hearthstone is from the Middle English word hertston. See hearth, stone
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British Dictionary definitions for hearthstone

/ (ˈhɑːθˌstəʊn) /


a stone that forms a hearth
a less common word for hearth (def. 1)
soft stone used to clean and whiten floors, steps, etc
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