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Meaning of LIMESTONE

Pronunciation:  'lIm`stown

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
[n]  a sedimentary rock consisting mainly of calcium that was deposited by the remains of marine animals
 

LIMESTONE is a 9 letter word that starts with L.

 

 See Also: atomic number 20, atomic number 6, C, Ca, calcite, calcium, carbon, rock, sedimentary rock, stone

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
\Lime"stone`\ (l[imac]m"st[=o]n`), n.
A rock consisting chiefly of calcium carbonate or carbonate
of lime. It sometimes contains also magnesium carbonate, and
is then called magnesian or {dolomitic limestone}.
Crystalline limestone is called {marble}.

 

 

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