\dˈa͡ɪtən ɹˈɒk], \dˈaɪtən ɹˈɒk], \d_ˈaɪ_t_ə_n ɹ_ˈɒ_k]\
Definitions of DIGHTON ROCK
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A rock lying in the tide on the side of Taunton River, in Berkeley, MA, formerly in Dighton, and marked with a curious inscription, attracted early attention on the part of antiquaries. Rafn, 1837, declared that its markings were a runic inscription of the Northmen, relating to the expedition of Thorfinn Karlsefne, but this view has now been generally abandoned, though the central portion may be Norse.
By John Franklin Jameson
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- fruit like that rose, consisting a cup formed of the calyx tube receptacle, and containing achenes. [Greek] An etaerio with achenes placed on concave thalamus.