stannary

[stan-uh-ree]

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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stannary

noun plural -ries
  1. 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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