Ironstone

/ˈʌɪənstəʊn/

Origin

First recorded in 1515–25; iron + stone (Source: dictionary.com)

Definitions of Ironstone

Ironstone

noun

  1. any iron-bearing mineral or rock with siliceous impurities.
  2. Also called ironstone china. a hard white stoneware.
  3. any rock consisting mainly of an iron-bearing ore
  4. Also called: ironstone china a tough durable earthenware

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Ironstone

noun

  1. Sedimentary rock containing a substantial proportion of iron compounds.
  2. A kind of dense, opaque stoneware.

lexico.com

Ironstone

noun

  1. : a hard sedimentary rock rich in iron
  2. : ironstone china

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Example sentences for Ironstone

  1. The upper rock-beds, especially the bed of ironstone on the top, is generally remarkably rich in fossils.
  2. She knew, too, that all her fascinations recoiled harmlessly from that rugged block of ironstone.
  3. Behind him was a great cut-faced rock of ironstone that certainly looked auriferous.
  4. The magnet, for in Kent they call the ironstone mine, quasi mineral.
  5. The whole park has a sombre appearance, owing to the dark soil and ironstone freely sprinkling it.

Nearby words

irons , irons in the fire, too many , ironside , ironsides , ironsmith , ironton , ironware , ironweed , ironwoman , ironwood

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