lodestone

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EtymologyEdit

First attested from 1515, from Middle English lode (guide) + stone. From use as a guide tool by mariners. See also: lodestar.

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NounEdit

lodestone (plural lodestones)

  1. A naturally occurring magnet.
  2. (obsolete) The mineral magnetite.

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Further readingEdit

  • David Barthelmy (1997–2021), “Lodestone”, in Webmineral Mineralogy Database.
  • lodestone”, in Mindat.org[1], Hudson Institute of Mineralogy, 2000–2021.

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