rottenstone

[ rot-n-stohn ]

noun
  1. a friable stone resulting from the decomposition of a siliceous limestone, used as a powder for polishing metals.

Origin of rottenstone

1
First recorded in 1670–80; rotten + stone

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British Dictionary definitions for rottenstone

rottenstone

/ (ˈrɒtənˌstəʊn) /


noun
  1. a much-weathered limestone, rich in silica: used in powdered form for polishing metal

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