oolite

noun
oo·​lite | \ ˈō-ə-ˌlīt How to pronounce oolite (audio) \

Definition of oolite

: a rock consisting of small round grains usually of calcium carbonate cemented together

Other Words from oolite

oolitic \ ˌō-​ə-​ˈli-​tik How to pronounce oolite (audio) \ adjective

First Known Use of oolite

1785, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for oolite

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

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“Oolite.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/oolite. Accessed 7 Jul. 2022.

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