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  1. a kind of soapstone, sometimes used for making pots and other household utensils.
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Origin of potstone

First recorded in 1765–75; pot1 + stone
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Historical Examples of potstone

  • In Rosss time they got the necessary wood from Ugjulik, the potstone from Aivillik.

    The Central Eskimo

    Franz Boas

  • As the district of the former is destitute of driftwood and potstone they are compelled to buy both articles from their neighbors.

  • The bulk of the island appears to be composed of a compound rock, formed of clay-stone and potstone intermixed.

  • It is a shallow crescent-shaped vessel of potstone, or what is called soapstone from its soapy feel.

    Peter the Whaler

    W.H.G. Kingston

British Dictionary definitions for potstone


  1. an impure massive variety of soapstone, formerly used for making cooking vessels
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