a stone forming a hearth.
home; fireside; hearth.
a soft stone, or a preparation of powdered stone and clay, used to whiten or scour hearths, steps, floors, etc.

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

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hearthstone (ˈhɑːθˌstəʊn)
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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Example sentences
His heart must thrill for the saddle and not for the hearthstone.
And long, by board and hearthstone, the living mourned the dead.
Cozy loft overlooking the living room with a hearthstone wood burning enamel stove.
Now the hearthstone is all that can be seen of the house.
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