travertine

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noun trav·er·tine \ˈtra-vər-ˌtēn, -tən\

Definition of travertine

  1. :  a mineral consisting of a massive usually layered calcium carbonate (such as aragonite or calcite) formed by deposition from spring waters or especially from hot springs

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Origin and Etymology of travertine

French travertin, from Italian travertino, trevertino, from Latin tiburtinus, adjective, of travertine, literally, of Tibur (Tivoli)


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travertine

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Definition of travertine for English Language Learners

  • : a light-colored type of rock that is used especially in buildings


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