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from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. A concretionary nodule of clay ironstone.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. 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.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A variety of argillaceous oxid of iron, found in masses varying from the size of a walnut to that of a man's head.

Etymologies

eagle +‎ stone: the ancients believed that the eagle transported these stones to its nest to facilitate egg-laying. (Wiktionary)

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