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pudding stone

noun, British Geology
conglomerate (def 3).
Also, puddingstone
[poo d-ing-stohn] /ˈpʊd ɪŋˌstoʊn/ (Show IPA)
Origin of pudding stone
1745-55 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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  • The rock here is a sort of sand or pudding stone; there is no limestone or granite.

    On Horseback Charles Dudley Warner
  • In later flows of lava these stones were picked up and cemented into layers of pudding stone, which are styled agglomerates.

    Mount Rainier Various
  • When the sun had shone upon it many days and dried and hardened it, people called it pudding stone.

British Dictionary definitions for pudding stone

pudding stone

a conglomerate rock in which there is a difference in colour or composition between the pebbles and the matrix
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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