oolite

noun

oo·​lite ˈō-ə-ˌlīt How to pronounce oolite (audio)
: a rock consisting of small round grains usually of calcium carbonate cemented together
oolitic adjective

Word History

Etymology

probably from French oolithe, from oo- o- + -lithe -lite

First Known Use

1785, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of oolite was in 1785

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Cite this Entry

“Oolite.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/oolite. Accessed 24 Feb. 2024.

Kids Definition

oolite

noun
oo·​lite ˈō-ə-ˌlīt How to pronounce oolite (audio)
: a rock consisting of small round grains usually of calcium carbonate firmly joined together

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