stannary

[ stan-uh-ree ]
/ ˈstæn ə ri /

noun, plural stan·na·ries. British.

a tin-mining region or district.
a place where tin is mined or smelted.

Origin of stannary

1425–75; late Middle English < Medieval Latin stannāria tin mine, equivalent to Late Latin stann(um) stannum + -āria -ary
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British Dictionary definitions for stannaries (1 of 2)

Stannaries
/ (ˈstænərɪz) /

noun

the Stannaries a tin-mining district of Devon and Cornwall, formerly under the jurisdiction of special courts

British Dictionary definitions for stannaries (2 of 2)

stannary
/ (ˈstænərɪ) /

noun plural -ries

a place or region where tin is mined or worked

Word Origin for stannary

C15: from Medieval Latin stannāria, from Late Latin: stannum, tin
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