hearth-stone

hearthstone

[hahrth-stohn]
noun
1.
a stone forming a hearth.
2.
home; fireside; hearth.
3.
a soft stone, or a preparation of powdered stone and clay, used to whiten or scour hearths, steps, floors, etc.

Origin:
1275–1325; Middle English hertston. See hearth, stone

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hearthstone (ˈhɑːθˌstəʊn)
 
n
1.  a stone that forms a hearth
2.  a less common word for hearth
3.  soft stone used to clean and whiten floors, steps, etc

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