pipestone

[pahyp-stohn]
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noun

a reddish argillaceous stone used by North American Indians for making tobacco pipes.

Nearby words

  1. piperonal,
  2. piperonyl butoxide,
  3. pipes,
  4. pipes of pan,
  5. pipestem,
  6. pipet,
  7. pipette,
  8. pipewort,
  9. pipi,
  10. piping

Origin of pipestone

First recorded in 1755–65; pipe1 + stone

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British Dictionary definitions for pipestone

pipestone

noun

a variety of consolidated red clay used by Native Americans to make tobacco pipes
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