Toadstone

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Description

Any of various stones that resembles the body and texture of a toad. Toadstones were used as amulets and jewels. Toadstones are often rounded bits of basalt, granite, or whinstone.

Synonyms and Related Terms

whinstone; greenstone; trap

Sources Checked for Data in Record

  • Susan E. Schur, Conservation Terminology: A review of Past & Current Nomenclature of Materials, Technology and Conservation, Spring (p.34-39); Summer (p.35-38); Fall (p.25-36), 1985
  • Random House, Webster's Encyclopedic Unabridged Dictionary of the English Language, Grammercy Book, New York, 1997
  • The American Heritage Dictionary or Encarta, via Microsoft Bookshelf 98, Microsoft Corp., 1998

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