toadstone

toadstone

[tohd-stohn]
noun
any of various stones or stonelike objects, formerly supposed to have been formed in the head or body of a toad, worn as jewels or amulets.

Origin:
1550–60; toad + stone

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toadstone (ˈtəʊdˌstəʊn)
 
n
rare an amygdaloidal basalt occurring in the limestone regions of Derbyshire
 
[C18: perhaps from a supposed resemblance to a toad's spotted skin]

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