stannary

[ stan-uh-ree ]
/ ˈstæn ə ri /
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noun, plural stan·na·ries. British.

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

Nearby words

  1. stanley, edward george geoffrey smith,
  2. stanley, sir henry morton,
  3. stanleyville,
  4. stann-,
  5. stannaries,
  6. stannate,
  7. stannic,
  8. stannic acid,
  9. stannic chloride,
  10. stannic oxide

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 stannary

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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