fossil ore

noun

: a fossiliferous ore in which the fossil fragments have turned into some compound of iron

Word History

First Known Use

1846, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of fossil ore was in 1846

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“Fossil ore.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/fossil%20ore. Accessed 28 Nov. 2022.

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