oolite


oo·lite

noun \ˈō-ə-ˌlīt\

Definition of OOLITE

:  a rock consisting of small round grains usually of calcium carbonate cemented together
oo·lit·ic \ˌō-ə-ˈli-tik\ adjective

Origin of OOLITE

probably from French oolithe, from oo- o- + -lithe -lite
First Known Use: 1785

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