pisolite

pisolite

[pis-uh-lahyt, piz-, pahy-suh-]
noun
limestone composed of rounded concretions about the size of a pea.

Origin:
1700–10; < Neo-Latin pisolithus < Greek píso(s) pea + líthos -lite

pisolitic [pis-uh-lit-ik, piz-, pahy-suh-] , adjective
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pisolite (ˈpaɪsəʊˌlaɪt)
 
n
a sedimentary rock, commonly a limestone, consisting of pea-sized concentric formations (pisoliths) within a fine matrix
 
[C18: from New Latin pisolithus pea stone, from Greek pisos pea + lithos-lite]
 
pisolitic
 
adj

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