lodestone

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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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lodestone (plural lodestones)

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

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