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pipestone Syllabification: pipe·stone
Pronunciation: /ˈpīpstōn/

Definition of pipestone in English:


Hard red clay (catlinite) used by North American Indians for tobacco pipes.
Example sentences
  • Most descriptions of these artifacts attribute the red material to Ohio pipestone or ‘fire-clay.’
  • Various analyses of numerous Havana Hopewell platform pipes from Illinois revealed most to be made of Elkhorn Creek pipestone.
  • A similar situation exists with the Mississippian figurines of flint clay that are often misidentified as bauxite or pipestone.
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