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toadstone

[tohd-stohn] /ˈtoʊdˌstoʊn/
noun
1.
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
1550-1560
1550-60; toad + stone
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toadstone

/ˈtəʊdˌstəʊn/
noun
1.
(rare) an amygdaloidal basalt occurring in the limestone regions of Derbyshire
Word Origin
C18: perhaps from a supposed resemblance to a toad's spotted skin
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Word Origin and History for toadstone
n.

"stone or stone-like object, supposedly magical (with healing or protective power) and found in the heads of certain toads," is attested from 1550s, from toad + stone (n.). Translating Greek batrakhites, Medieval Latin bufonites; cf. also French crapaudine (13c.), German krötenstein.

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