Meaning of PEBBLE in English


/ ˈpebl; NAmE / noun

a smooth, round stone that is found in or near water



late Old English , recorded as the first element of papel-stān pebble-stone , pyppelrīpig pebble-stream , of unknown origin. The word is recorded in place names from the early 12th cent. onwards.

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