from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. Any of various hard, dark-colored rocks, especially basalt and chert.
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- n. Any hard dark-coloured rock.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. A provincial name given in England to basaltic rocks, and applied by miners to other kind of dark-colored unstratified rocks which resist the point of the pick. -- for example, to masses of chert. Whin-dikes, and whin-sills, are names sometimes given to veins or beds of basalt.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. Same as whin.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. any of various hard colored rocks (especially rocks consisting of chert or basalt)
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