toadstone

[ tohd-stohn ]
/ ˈtoʊdˌstoʊn /

noun

any of various stones or stonelike objects, formerly supposed to have been formed in the head or body of a toad, worn as jewels or amulets.

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Origin of toadstone

First recorded in 1550–60; toad + stone
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British Dictionary definitions for toadstone

toadstone
/ (ˈtəʊdˌstəʊn) /

noun

rare an amygdaloidal basalt occurring in the limestone regions of Derbyshire

Word Origin for toadstone

C18: perhaps from a supposed resemblance to a toad's spotted skin
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