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English Word:

eaglestone


English Pronunciation:

ea•gle•stone


Noun:


⇨Definition

(Mineralogy) A concretionary nodule of clay ironstone, of the size of a walnut or larger, so called by the ancients, who believed that the eagle transported these stones to her nest to facilitate the laying of her eggs; aëtites.



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Wiktionary

Etymology:

From eagle +‎ stone, because it was said to be found in eagles' nests.


Synonyms:

aetites


Noun:

eaglestone (plural eaglestones) A concretionary nodule of iron oxide with a loose kernel inside such that it makes a rattling noise, formerly used for magical or medicinal purposes. 1971, Keith Thomas, Religion and the Decline of Magic, Folio Society 2012, p. 183: There was the eagle-stone (aetites) which the Countess of Newcastle was invited to wear in 1633 to ease her labour pains .


Reference:

eaglestone

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10.eagle-sighted
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12.eaglehawk
13.eaglelike
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