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pisolite

[pis-uh-lahyt, piz-, pahy-suh-] /ˈpɪs əˌlaɪt, ˈpɪz-, ˈpaɪ sə-/
noun
1.
limestone composed of rounded concretions about the size of a pea.
Origin
1700-1710
1700-10; < Neo-Latin pisolithus < Greek píso(s) pea + líthos -lite
Related forms
pisolitic
[pis-uh-lit-ik, piz-, pahy-suh-] /ˌpɪs əˈlɪt ɪk, ˌpɪz-, ˌpaɪ sə-/ (Show IPA),
adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for pisolite

pisolite

/ˈpaɪsəʊˌlaɪt/
noun
1.
a sedimentary rock, commonly a limestone, consisting of pea-sized concentric formations (pisoliths) within a fine matrix
Derived Forms
pisolitic (ˌpaɪsəʊˈlɪtɪk) adjective
Word Origin
C18: from New Latin pisolithus pea stone, from Greek pisos pea + lithos-lite
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