Ironstone
Ironstone I"ron*stone`, 1. n. A hard, earthy ore of iron. [1913 Webster]

2. {ironstone china}. [PJC]

{Clay ironstone}. See under {Clay}.

{Ironstone china}, a hard white pottery, first made in England during the 18th century. [1913 Webster]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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  • Ironstone — is a fine grained, heavy and compact sedimentary rock. Its main components are the carbonate or oxide of iron, clay and/or sand. It can be thought as a concretionary form of siderite. Ironstone also contains clay, and sometimes calcite and quartz …   Wikipedia

  • ironstone — [ī′ərnstōn΄] n. 1. any rock rich in iron 2. a hard variety of white ceramic ware …   English World dictionary

  • ironstone — noun Date: 1522 1. a hard sedimentary rock rich in iron; especially a siderite in a coal region 2. ironstone china …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • ironstone — /uy euhrn stohn /, n. 1. any iron bearing mineral or rock with siliceous impurities. 2. Also called ironstone china. a hard white stoneware. [1515 25; IRON + STONE] * * * …   Universalium

  • ironstone — noun Any ore of iron which is impure through the admixture of silica or clay …   Wiktionary

  • ironstone — i|ron|stone [ aırn,stoun ] noun uncount 1. ) strong hard plates, cups, bowls, etc. made of a type of white clay 2. ) a type of hard stone that contains a lot of iron …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • ironstone — n. raw iron, iron ore …   English contemporary dictionary

  • ironstone — noun 1》 sedimentary rock containing a substantial proportion of iron compounds. 2》 a kind of dense, opaque stoneware …   English new terms dictionary

  • ironstone — noun (U) a type of rock that contains a lot of iron …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • ironstone — i•ron•stone [[t]ˈaɪ ərnˌstoʊn[/t]] n. 1) mir any iron bearing mineral or rock with siliceous impurities 2) cer Also called i′ronstone chi′na. a hard white stoneware • Etymology: 1515–25 …   From formal English to slang

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