Definitions

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

  • n. A small stone or piece of porous substance reputed to cure snakebite.
  • n. See whetstone.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. A kind of hone slate or whetstone obtained in Scotland.
  • n. An ammonite (because of its coiled form).

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. A kind of hone slate or whetstone obtained in Scotland.
  • n. An ammonite; -- so called from its form, which resembles that of a coiled snake.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. Same as ammonite: from an old popular notion that these shells were coiled snakes petrified.
  • n. A small rounded piece of stone, such as is often found among prehistoric and other antiquities, probably spindle-whorls or the like. Compare adder-stone.
  • n. A kind of hone or whetstone found in Scotland.
  • n. Same as serpent-stone, 1.

Etymologies

snake +‎ stone (Wiktionary)

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