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noun
any of various limestones that emit an unpleasant odor when scratched or struck.
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Origin of stink stone

First recorded in1800–10; stink + stone; translation of German Stinkstein
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British Dictionary definitions for stink stone

stinkstone
/ (ˈstɪŋkˌstəʊn) /

noun
any of various rocks producing a fetid odour when struck, esp certain limestones
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