a sandstone containing much glauconite, which gives it a greenish hue.

1790–1800; green + sand Unabridged
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greensand (ˈɡriːnˌsænd)
an olive-green sandstone consisting mainly of quartz and glauconite

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The principle of course to fine filtration also applies to the greensand filter.
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