nummulitic limestone


num·​mu·​lit·​ic limestone ˌnəm-yə-ˈli-tik- How to pronounce nummulitic limestone (audio)
: the most widely distributed and distinctive formation of the Eocene in Europe, Asia, and northern Africa

Word History


New Latin Nummulites, genus of foraminifers, from Latin nummulus

First Known Use

1830, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of nummulitic limestone was in 1830

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“Nummulitic limestone.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 31 Jan. 2023.

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