limestone

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noun lime·stone \ˈlīm-ˌstōn\

Definition of limestone

  1. :  a rock that is formed chiefly by accumulation of organic remains (as shells or coral), consists mainly of calcium carbonate, is extensively used in building, and yields lime when burned

14th Century

First Known Use of limestone

14th century


LIMESTONE Defined for English Language Learners

limestone

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noun lime·stone \ˈlīm-ˌstōn\

Definition of limestone for English Language Learners

  • : a type of white stone that is commonly used in building


LIMESTONE Defined for Kids

limestone

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noun lime·stone \ˈlīm-ˌstōn\

Definition of limestone for Students

  1. :  a rock formed chiefly from animal remains (as shells or coral) that is used in building and gives lime when burned



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