ironstone-china

ironstone

[ahy-ern-stohn]
noun
1.
any iron-bearing mineral or rock with siliceous impurities.
2.
Also called ironstone china. a hard white stoneware.

Origin:
1515–25; iron + stone

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ironstone (ˈaɪənˌstəʊn)
 
n
1.  any rock consisting mainly of an iron-bearing ore
2.  Also called: ironstone china a tough durable earthenware

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