calcrete

noun
cal·​crete | \ ˈkalˌkrēt \
plural -s

Definition of calcrete

: a limestone formed by the cementation of soil, sand, gravel, shells, by calcium carbonate deposited by evaporation, or by the escape of carbon dioxide from vadose water : caliche

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History and Etymology for calcrete

calcium + -crete (as in concrete, noun)

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“Calcrete.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/calcrete. Accessed 5 Jul. 2022.

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