ironstone

[ahy-ern-stohn]
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noun

any iron-bearing mineral or rock with siliceous impurities.
Also called ironstone china. a hard white stoneware.

Nearby words

  1. irons,
  2. irons in the fire, too many,
  3. ironside,
  4. ironsides,
  5. ironsmith,
  6. ironton,
  7. ironware,
  8. ironweed,
  9. ironwoman,
  10. ironwood

Origin of ironstone

First recorded in 1515–25; iron + stone

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British Dictionary definitions for ironstone

ironstone

noun

any rock consisting mainly of an iron-bearing ore
Also called: ironstone china a tough durable earthenware
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