from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. See soapstone.
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- n. soapstone
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. A massive variety of talc, of a grayish green or brown color. It forms extensive beds, and is quarried for fireplaces and for coarse utensils. Called also potstone, lard stone, and soapstone.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. Soapstone: an impure massive variety of talc. Also called potstone.
- n. A gem or seal, cut in steatite.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. a soft heavy compact variety of talc having a soapy feel; used to make hearths and tabletops and ornaments
Latin steatītis, a precious stone, from Greek, from stear, steat-, tallow.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)