Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. A variety of steatite once used to make cooking vessels.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. A variety of steatite sometimes manufactured into culinary vessels.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. A variety of steatite sometimes manufactured into culinary vessels.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A concretion or mass of flint, of a pear-shaped form, and having a central cavity passing through the longer axis.
  • n. Same as soapstone or steatite.

Etymologies

pot +‎ stone (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • It is a shallow crescent-shaped vessel of potstone, or what is called soapstone from its soapy feel.

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