potstone
Steatite Ste"a*tite (-t[imac]t), n. [Gr. ste`ar, ste`atos, fat, tallow: cf. F. st['e]atite.] (Min.) A massive variety of talc, of a grayish green or brown color. It forms extensive beds, and is quarried for fireplaces and for coarse utensils. Called also {potstone}, {lard stone}, and {soapstone}. [1913 Webster]

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  • Potstone — Pot stone , n. (Min.) A variety of steatite sometimes manufactured into culinary vessels. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • potstone — [pät′stōn΄] n. a kind of soapstone of which cooking vessels were made in prehistoric times …   English World dictionary

  • potstone — noun Date: 1771 a more or less impure steatite used especially in prehistoric times to make cooking vessels …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • potstone — /pot stohn /, n. a kind of soapstone, sometimes used for making pots and other household utensils. [1765 75; POT1 + STONE] * * * …   Universalium

  • potstone — /ˈpɒtstoʊn/ (say potstohn) noun a kind of soapstone, sometimes used for making pots and other household utensils …   Australian English dictionary

  • potstone — ˈ ̷ ̷ˌ ̷ ̷ noun Etymology: translation of New Latin lapis ollaris 1. : a more or less impure steatite used especially in prehistoric times to make cooking vessels 2. [pot (I) + stone] : pot bottom …   Useful english dictionary

  • lard stone — Steatite Ste a*tite ( t[imac]t), n. [Gr. ste ar, ste atos, fat, tallow: cf. F. st[ e]atite.] (Min.) A massive variety of talc, of a grayish green or brown color. It forms extensive beds, and is quarried for fireplaces and for coarse utensils.… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • soapstone — Steatite Ste a*tite ( t[imac]t), n. [Gr. ste ar, ste atos, fat, tallow: cf. F. st[ e]atite.] (Min.) A massive variety of talc, of a grayish green or brown color. It forms extensive beds, and is quarried for fireplaces and for coarse utensils.… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Steatite — Ste a*tite ( t[imac]t), n. [Gr. ste ar, ste atos, fat, tallow: cf. F. st[ e]atite.] (Min.) A massive variety of talc, of a grayish green or brown color. It forms extensive beds, and is quarried for fireplaces and for coarse utensils. Called also… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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