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ironstone

[ahy-ern-stohn] /ˈaɪ ərnˌstoʊn/
noun
1.
any iron-bearing mineral or rock with siliceous impurities.
2.
Also called ironstone china. a hard white stoneware.
Origin
1515-1525
1515-25; iron + stone
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Examples from the web for ironstone
  • Yellow-brown ironstone concretions occur in this member.
  • They dined on white ironstone dishes with silverware and not tin plates and cups.
  • Tertiary ironstone conglomerate forms the caprock of low hills and ridges in this region.
British Dictionary definitions for ironstone

ironstone

/ˈaɪənˌstəʊn/
noun
1.
any rock consisting mainly of an iron-bearing ore
2.
Also called ironstone china. a tough durable earthenware
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