marlstone

noun
marl·​stone | \ ˈmär(-ə)l-ˌstōn How to pronounce marlstone (audio) \

Definition of marlstone

: a rock that consists of a mixture of clay materials and calcium carbonate and often contains kerogen

Examples of marlstone in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Located on the west coast of Sicily, a blindingly white marlstone cliff marches toward the sea like a staircase, leading to an isolated beach below. Anne Olivia Bauso, Travel + Leisure, 12 Apr. 2021 The truck is used to haul lime and marlstone, which contains clay and silt, from the sides of mountains in Switzerland. Courtney Linder, Popular Mechanics, 21 Aug. 2019

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First Known Use of marlstone

1756, in the meaning defined above

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“Marlstone.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/marlstone. Accessed 18 Sep. 2021.

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