pitchstone

[ pich-stohn ]
/ ˈpɪtʃˌstoʊn /

noun

a glassy volcanic rock having a resinous luster and resembling hardened pitch.

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Origin of pitchstone

1775–85; translation of German Pechstein.See pitch2, stone
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British Dictionary definitions for pitchstone

pitchstone
/ (ˈpɪtʃˌstəʊn) /

noun

a dark glassy acid volcanic rock similar in composition to granite, usually intruded as dykes, sills, etc

Word Origin for pitchstone

C18: translation of German Pechstein
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