whinstone

[ hwin-stohn, win- ]
/ ˈʰwɪnˌstoʊn, ˈwɪn- /

noun

Chiefly British. any of the dark-colored, fine-grained rocks, especially igneous rocks, as dolerite and basalt.

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Origin of whinstone

1505–15; dial. (Scots and N England) whin whinstone (Middle English quin< ?) + stone

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British Dictionary definitions for whinstone

whinstone
/ (ˈwɪnˌstəʊn) /

noun

any dark hard fine-grained rock, such as basalt

Word Origin for whinstone

C16: from whin ² + stone
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