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tombstone (n.)

1560s, originally the flat stone atop a grave (or the lid of a stone coffin); from tomb + stone (n.). Meaning "gravestone, headstone" is attested from 1711. The city in Arizona, U.S., said to have been named by prospector Ed Schieffelin, who found silver there in 1877 after being told all he would find there was his tombstone.

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Definitions of tombstone from WordNet

tombstone (n.)
a stone that is used to mark a grave;
Synonyms: gravestone / headstone
From wordnet.princeton.edu

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